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La Belle Sauvage

La Belle Sauvage

by Philip Pullman

The Book of Dust Volume One

Penguin Random House
Publish Date
October 2017

Philip Pullman returns to the world of His Dark Materials with this magnificent new novel, set ten years before Northern Lights and featuring his much-loved character, Lyra Belacqua. Eleven-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his dćmon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford. Across the River Thames (which Malcolm navigates often using his beloved canoe, a boat by the name of La Belle Sauvage) is the Godstow Priory where the nuns live. Malcolm learns they have a guest with them; a baby by the name of Lyra Belacqua . . .

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