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Primary Texts


Pratchett, Terry, The Carpet People (London: Colin Smythe, 1971; repr. London: Corgi Books, 2004)


Pratchett, Terry, Truckers (London: Doubleday, 1989; repr. London: Corgi Books, 2004)


Pratchett, Terry, Diggers (London: Doubleday, 1990; repr. London: Corgi Books, 2004)

Pratchett, Terry, Wings (London: Doubleday, 1990; repr. London: Corgi Books, 2004)

Pratchett, Terry, Only You Can Save Mankind (London: Doubleday, 1992; repr. London: Corgi Books, 2004)

Pratchett, Terry, Johnny and the Dead (London: Doubleday, 1993; repr. London: Corgi Books, 2004)


Pratchett, Terry, Johnny and the Bomb (London: Doubleday, 1996; repr. London: Corgi Books, 2004)


Pratchett, Terry, The Wee Free Men (London: Corgi Books, 2004)


Pratchett, Terry, A Hat Full Of Sky (London: Corgi Books, 2005)

Pratchett, Terry, Wintersmith (London: Corgi Books, 2007)
Pullman, Philip, Northern Lights (London: Scholastic, 1995)
Pullman, Philip, The Subtle Knife (New York: Dell Yearling, 1997)
Pullman, Philip, The Amber Spyglass (London: Scholastic, 2000)
Reeve Philip, Mortal Engines (London: Scholastic, 2001)
Reeve Philip, Predator’s Gold (London: Scholastic, 2003)
Reeve Philip, Infernal Devices (London: Scholastic, 2005)
Reeve Philip, A Darkling Plain (London: Scholastic, 2006)

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Austin, Linda, M., ‘Children of Childhood: Nostalgia and the Romantic Legacy’, Studies in Romanticism, 42.1 (Spring 2003), 75-98

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‘Glurk gripped the rough bark of a hair and hauled himself upright, straining against the storm that whipped round him. Far overhead the tip of the hair creaked and rattled, and all round the hairs waved like a grey sea’ The Carpet People
‘He remembered hunting alone, running along the deep furrows in the big field behind the motorway. There was nothing around but earth and flints, stretching into the distance. The whole sky was an upturned bowl with him at the centre’ Truckers
‘You mean the roads were made?’ [...] ‘That’s what he said […] You didn’t think they was nat’ral, did you?’ Diggers
‘In those days the world had ended at the motorway on one side and the woods beyond the field on the other side. Now it had no kind of boundaries at all, and more problems than he knew what to do with’ Wings
They strolled past what had been, in 1965, an environmental green space and was now a square of dog-poisoned earth where the shopping trolleys went to die’ Only You Can Save Mankind
It was beautiful. There were fountains in front of it, and quite old trees carefully placed here [...] And the sky above it was a glorious blue, which was pretty unusual for Blackbury, where most of the time the sky was that off, soapy colour you’d get if you lived in a Tupperware box. Johnny stared at it for some time, while the rain fell in the real world and the blue sky glittered on the sign’ Johnny and the Dead
‘Beyond them was the sloping field they had arrived in. It wasn’t particularly pretty. It had that slightly grey tint that fields get when they’re right next to a town and know that it’s only a matter of time before they’re under concrete’ Johnny and the Bomb
‘Everything felt real, but maybe he’d just gone mad and taken everyone else with him’ Johnny and the Bomb
‘You dream all the time. You, especially, dream all the time. Your picture of the world is a landscape with you in the middle of it’ The Wee Free Men
‘The sky was black, even though the sun was high. It hung at just past noon, lighting the landscape as brilliantly as a hot summer day, but the sky was midnight black, shorn of stars. This was the landscape of Tiffany Aching’s mind’ A Hat Full Of Sky
‘When the killing weather was blind nature, you could only cuss, but if it was walking about on two legs … then it was war’ Wintersmith
‘Buildings and pictures were designed to be read like books. Everything stood for something else; if you had the right dictionary you could read Nature itself’ Northern Lights
‘There were no leaves to stir in this wilderness, but the air buffeted his body and made his hair stream away from his face; it was wild outside him and wild within’ The Subtle Knife
‘Suppose that all this time, little by little, Dust had been leaking out of the wounds the subtle knife had made in nature’ The Amber Spyglass
‘She hardly recognized the main island. The mountains lay bare and black, and only a few hidden valleys facing away from the sun had retained a little snow in their shaded corners; but what was the sun doing here anyway, at this time of year? The whole of nature was overturned’ The Amber Spyglass
‘Tom was horrified by the idea that people still actually lived on the bare earth' Mortal Engines
‘The widening gap revealed a narrow landing-apron jutting from the cliff outside, and fog, fog all around the Roost, a dense white dreamscape of hills and folds and billows veiling the sea’ Predator’s Gold
‘In her imagination […] she was crossing the Dead Hills, the lakes of Vineland were shining blue below her, and her parents were running to greet her as she touched down in the field of Anchorage’ Infernal Devices
‘She was still terrified that she would lose the others and be left wandering in this insane rust-scape all alone’ A Darkling Plain
‘It’s human beings that are the problem. Everything that they do pollutes and destroys […] If we are really to protect the good earth we must first cleanse it of human beings’ A Darkling Plain