Imaginary Friends by Philip Pullman

This is a short volume, published both in celebration of Independent booksellers, and also as a teaser of the Dæmon Voices that is to follow later this year. A collection of essays about writing, this is just one.

Anyone who has read my own book, Mr Tumnal, will know that imaginary friends are a subject very close to my heart. This is an essay that reflects on the importance of stories to us – our imaginary friends, our source of comfort, and our source of learning.