This companion story to His Dark Materials is a chilling Gothic tale with a revealing glimpse of the iconic Mrs. Coulter--one of Philip Pullman's most enigmatic characters.
 
In this darkly delicious tale, internationally acclaimed author Philip Pullman invites listeners to meet the mysterious girl who will one day become the sinister Mrs. Coulter.

On a cold winter's night, two art collectors are settled before a fire in the senior common room of a college in Oxford, discussing two new unusual pieces--a portrait of a striking young woman and a bronze sculpture of a fearsome monkey. How could they imagine that they are about to be caught in the cross-fire of a story that has traveled across time and worlds…

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Cover art: © Balthus, Portrait de la jeune fille en costume d'amazone, 1932 (modified 1982), Oil on canvas, private collection, 52 x 72 cm.