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19 October 2017

The Back Half #4: Philip Pullman, Ghostwatch and the CD single

The new NS culture podcast with Tom Gatti and Kate Mossman.

By New Statesman

On this episode of the New Statesman’s new culture podcast, The Back Half, we welcome guest Philip Pullman to discuss his return to the world of His Dark Materials with new book La Belle Sauvage, the first instalment in The Book of Dust trilogy. Then hosts Tom Gatti and Kate Mossman discuss creepy BBC TV special Ghostwatch and celebrate the noniversary of that much-missed music format the CD single.

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Get a copy of La Belle Sauvage.

Read Rowan Williams’ review of the book in the New Statesman.

Buy tickets to see Philip Pullman discuss the book at the Southbank Centre on 20 October.

Kate’s piece about Ghostwatch.

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