Want to be one of the characters: Lyra from His Dark Materials and James Bond #bookadayuk

We’ve all dreamed about being a character from our favourite book for a day, going on an adventure, meeting exciting people or visiting strange places. Rob and Kate have both chosen character who like to live dangerously – Rob would like to be James Bond and Kate wants to be Lyra from His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman.

Rob: Those who know me will hardly find it surprising that the character I’d most like to be is James Bond. Which version of the character is up for debate, from one of the early Fleming’s to Boyd’s latest, though here, we have my favourite cinematic incarnation played by Sean Connery.

Kate: As I said on the Friday Key Chain for Hot Key Books recently, I’d like to be Lyra Belacqua from His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman. She does go through some horrible experiences but she’s an incredible heroine too. She’s brave, stubborn and determined to never give in. She loves her daemon Pantalaimon with all her heart and will do anything to protect him. And, of course, she has the most incredible adventures through frozen wastes, with fighting bears, witches, angels and other dimensions, and even into worlds beyond life and death. I’d love to be able to see those extraordinary sights for myself.

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