His Dark Materials

A fantasy trilogy (although the author would object to that genre classification, indeed to the tyranny of genres as a whole, I think --TL), ostensibly for children but read and enjoyed by many adults, written by Philip Pullman. The three volumes are:

The stories are, in part, a retelling and inversion of Milton's Paradise Lost?.

The Amber Spyglass? became the first children's novel to win the Whitbread Prize For Fiction?. It is not known whether or not it was also the first fantasy novel to do so.

It has now been adapted for Radio 4, and has been optioned by New Line for production as a film.

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