Interesting Article on the Bangalore Alice

Ever wondered about that copy of the 1865 Alice that turned up in an Indian bazaar?  This article has some interesting points, and sets a few things straight.  I’ll leave it up to the hard-core Carrollians to validate or vilify.

Review of new Alice/Carroll Book “The Story of Alice”

The book The Story of Alice:  Lewis Carroll and the Secret History of Wonderland has just been published in the UK, and will be available here in the US on June 1st – how typical :-)  For those in the UK you can purchase it here now.

On March 22, the Guardian published an lengthy review of the book, posed several questions and posited several theories of its own.  I shall leave it to the reader to weigh the merits of any such comments in either the review or the book reviewed.  Needless to say, the reviewer calls it the best book on the subject.

 

New Picture Book Retelling of Alice

AliceInWonderlandIn celebration of the 150th anniversary, Imagine! Publishing (an imprint of Charlesbridge) is publishing a picture book edition called Alice in Wonderland: Down the Rabbit Hole. Fashioned as an introduction to the classic for younger readers, the story is retold by Charles Nurnberg and Joe Rhatigan with luminous paintings by bestselling French illustrator Eric Puybaret.

 

New Illustrated Alice in the Netherlands

A newly illustrated hardcover Wonderland / Looking-Glass has been released in the Netherlands by artist Floor Rieder, translated by Sofia Englishman.  The illustrations are quite charming and I think will be of interest to many in our humble little society. You can order it (€25) here, or through various Netherlands bookstores through its ISBN, 9789025759179.

Crowdfunded Alice Book with Very Cool Illustrations

You know we love a good crowdfunding project, and there is a fantastic book project on Indiegogo running now through January 6th.  Graphic designer and illustrator Tanika Fey has created 50 beautiful watercolors for her illustrated Alice, available in English and German, and is using Indiegogo to fund the printing of the actual books.  Depending on the success of the project, the book may be printed in a variety of formats with even more illustrations!  So get cracking, sponsoring a project like this makes a great Christmas or Hanukkah gift!  Be sure to check out her webcomix too!

Edward Wakeling’s New Book to be Released – Lewis Carroll: The Man and His Circle

Carrollians rejoice!  Edward Wakeling’s new Carroll biography has been published!  Well, in the UK, not available here until Jan 28, 2015, but still.  As Edward says in his interview with the Independent:

“It is about time we cleared up, once and for all, the pervading false myth about his unhealthy relationship with children…”

Thank goodness!  To see the full text of the Independent’s article/interview with Edward, click here.

Fall Meeting Date Announced!

Our next meeting, in Toronto and environs October 3–5, promises to be a doozy!  Check out our Events Page for all the details.  See you there!

Macmillan to Reissue Lots of Alice Books for Alice 150

Can’t keep a good idea down, Macmillan is jumping on the Alice 150 bandwagon with a slew of new editions of both Alice and Looking Glass, not to mention Morton Cohen’s Carroll biography.  Details here.

Fifty Shades of Alice?! Ew.

Again from our Fearless Leader (kinda edgy, dontcha think?).  Ok, did we really need this?  Who can say.  And who will review it for KL?  Hayley, please say no ;-)  Is that a mushroom or are you just happy to see me.  Ugh. The first two of three appear to be published (Wonderland and Looking Glass) as audiobooks or on Kindle, what could the third be?

The Alcuin Society AGM with Charles van Sandwyk

Van Sandwyk’s illustration for the book Canadian Content

On June 9th Charles van Sandwyk will give a presentation on his new Folio Society edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.  If you are in the Vancouver area you should check it out. UBC Golf Club, 5185 University Boulevard, Vancouver.