Questions tagged [philip-pullman]

Questions related to the English novelist Philip Pullman (born 1946) and his work. His work includes the His Dark Materials trilogy.

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Who ran the small errands in 19th century London?

Philip Pullman's The Ruby in the Smoke is set in 19th century London. Four of the main characters, Sally, Fred, Rosa, and Trembler, are running a small photographic studio. They are not particularly ...
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Understanding preemptive penance and absolution

In Philip Pullman's novel The Amber Spyglass, we're told that the Consistorial Court has developed doctrines of "preemptive penance and absolution": "Father President," said ...