“Before he turned to writing full-time, Pullman worked as a teacher, then lecturer. Long before the sale of his novels made him a wealthy man, he struggled for money, cycling to work in Oxford….”
Gosh. Poor Philip Pullman. Of course, as soon as he got any disposable income he presumably poured it all into the petrol tank of a car and turned fat and unhealthy? Thank goodness for independence of means!