- The Shadow in the North
name = The Shadow in the North
language = English
release_date = 1986
pages = 288
isbn = 978-0439977814
The Ruby in the Smoke
The Tiger in the Well
"The Shadow in the North" (1986) is a book by the English author
Philip Pullman. It was originally published as "The Shadow in the Plate".
An elderly lady loses her money on an investment; a conjuror is pursued by thugs; and a clairvoyant mentions the name of the richest man in Europe and his mysterious company. Seemingly unconnected events set Sally Lockhart on the trail of an evil far more awful than she could ever imagine.
ally Lockhart series
The book is the second in the Sally Lockhart series:
The Ruby in the Smoke"
# "The Shadow in the North"
The Tiger in the Well"
The Tin Princess"
BBCTV Movie adaptation starring Billie Piperas Sally. It aired December 30 2007 on BBC1in the UK. [ [http://www.bbc.co.uk/drama/shadowinthenorth/ BBC - Drama - The Shadow in the North ] ] It also aired in the United States on the PBSstation "Masterpiece Mystery!" under the title "The Sally Lockhart Mysteries: The Shadow in the North."
All four books will eventually be adapted for television by the BBC.
The character of Hopkinson/Nordenfels seems to be based on Swedish inventor
Thorsten Nordenfelt, particularly his move from Sweden to England, his investment in British railway technology and the development of the Nordenfelt gunwhich all have parallels in the book.
* [http://www.philip-pullman.com/pages/content/index.asp?PageID=30 Pullman's page on the book]
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