Since the first volume was published in 1995, and has now been filmed as The Goden Compass, the trilogy has been acclaimed as a modern masterpiece, and has won the UK's top awards for children's literature.
Today, the fabulous story of Lyra and her daemon is read and loved by adults and children alike.
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Lunar mission scheduled at the end of 2017 could find out if beer can be brewed on the moon.
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