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Whilst travelling in disguise, Lyra finds her quest to be even more treacherous than she imagined. Read by Simon Russell Beale.

Lyra Silvertongue finds herself caught up in a conspiracy when her dæmon witnesses a murder.

Whilst travelling in disguise, Lyra finds her quest to be even more treacherous than she imagined.

Simon Russell Beale concludes the second volume of Philip Pullman’s acclaimed The Book of Dust trilogy.

It's 20 years since the events of La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One unfolded and saw the baby Lyra Belacqua begin her life-changing journey. It is seven years since readers left Lyra and the love of her young life, Will Parry, on a park bench in Oxford’s Botanic Gardens at the end of the ground-breaking, bestselling His Dark Materials sequence.

Now, in The Secret Commonwealth, we meet Lyra Silvertongue. And she is no longer a child...

The second volume of Philip Pullman’s The Book of Dust sees Lyra, now twenty years old, and her dæmon Pantalaimon, forced to navigate their relationship in a way they could never have imagined, and drawn into the complex and dangerous factions of a world that they had no idea existed. They must travel far beyond the edges of Oxford, across Europe and into Asia, in search for what is lost – a city haunted by dæmons, a secret at the heart of a desert, and the mystery of the elusive Dust.

Omnibus of the last five of ten parts.

Abridger, Doreen Estall

Producer: Michael Shannon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2019.

1 hour, 10 minutes

Last on

Mon 6 Jan 2020 02:30

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