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Topic: Question about the Golden Compass?

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Subject: Question about the Golden Compass?
Date Posted: 5/5/2008 12:14 AM ET
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Hi, can anyone tell me if the Golden Compass book by Philip Pullman is exactly the same as his Northern Lights titled book? They are both described as His Dark Materials bk 1 but I wanted to make sure they are exactly the same text, before I hunt down the trilogy.

Is it a case of one title for the UK (Northern Lights) and one for the US (The Golden Compass), like Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone became HP and the Sorcerer's Stone for the US?

Any help would be appreciated, TIA,  Emma


Date Posted: 5/5/2008 9:16 AM ET
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I may be wrong, but I believe they are the exact same text.

Date Posted: 5/6/2008 2:20 PM ET
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Same book.  Northern Lights is the U.K. title.