Jun. 23rd, 2011

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Philip Pullman will be launching the London Literature Festival this year, on Thursday the 30th of June. The festival, which will be running for two weeks until the 14th of July, will feature other famous faces such as Alan Hollinghurst, Iain Sinclair, Liz Lochhead, Alexander McCall Smith, Michael Morpurgo, Zaha Hadid and many others.

At his event at the festival, Pullman will be reading from and discussing some of his novels, including his newest work, The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ. Ticket prices range from £10 to £14 and are available to purchase here.


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Congratulations to the winner of our June contest: Hania, who correctly answered that the Lyra grew up in Jordan College! She’s won a copy of The Subtle Knife containing a Philip Pullman-signed bookplate.

If you entered but didn’t win, then please accept our heartfelt commiserations. There’ll be another contest next month, so watch this space!

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The Republic of Heaven Book Club has chosen its June/July book – The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins!

TRoH’s book club chooses a book to read and discuss on a bi-monthly basis and membership is open to all.

To join the book club, submit yourself in the book club usergroup on the forum. (You must be registered to the forum first.) Non-members can post in the discussion threads in the book club sub-forum but cannot nominate and vote for new books or start new topics.

You can buy the book on amazon.co.uk and amazon.com.

In a not-too-distant future, the United States of America has collapsed, weakened by drought, fire, famine, and war, to be replaced by Panem, a country divided into the Capitol and 12 districts. Each year, two young representatives from each district are selected by lottery to participate in The Hunger Games. Part entertainment, part brutal intimidation of the subjugated districts, the televised games are broadcasted throughout Panem as the 24 participants are forced to eliminate their competitors, literally, with all citizens required to watch.

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