Philip Pullman in Botanic Garden

Children's author Philip Pullman is narrating a new audio tour of Oxford's Botanic Gardens. It's after hundreds of tourists said they visit the gardens just to sit on a bench made famous in his book "The Amber Spyglass".

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Children's author gives garden talk

The children's author Philip Pullman is narrating a new audio tour at Oxford's Botanic Gardens. At the end of his book, "The Amber Spyglass" his main characters Lyra Belacqua and Will Parry agree to sit on a bench in the gardens every year on Midsummers Day.

As a result hundreds of fans of the "His Dark Materials Trilogy" have been visiting the garden to sit on this particular bench. Mr Pullman's voice is one of 21 recordings which guides visitors around the gardens.

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