For the first time in one volume, two action-packed classic thrillers from one of our best-known authors about a motley group of urchins who form THE NEW CUT GANG and solve puzzling crimes in late Victorian London.
Philip Pullman is one of the most highly acclaimed children's authors of the decade. He has been on the shortlist of just about every major children's book award in the last few years, and has won the Smarties Prize (Gold Award, 9-11 age category) for THE FIREWORK-MAKER'S DAUGHTER and the prestigious Carnegie Medal for NORTHERN LIGHTS. He was the first children's author ever to win the Whitbread Prize for his novel THE AMBER SPYGLASS. A film of NORTHERN LIGHTS (THE GOLDEN COMPASS) was made in 2008 by New Line Cinema. He lives in Oxford.
"Fast, funny - gripping stuff" The Sunday Times "Another cracker from Pullman" -- Jan Mark Guardian "An extraordinary writer" Observer