Just a reminder that this is Banned Books Week. After all, even our Alice has been banned: In 1931, the book was banned in China because “animals should not use human language” and it “put animals and human beings on the same level.”
LCSNA member Joel Birenbaum sends the following message: “Minnie Maria, an English company, is producing a set of Alice miniatures based on the superb illustrations of Arthur Rackham. To my knowledge this is the first time this has been done. The figures are hand-painted pewter and are of a very high quality. The first figures… [read full post]
If you want to add a bit of madness to your next tea party, you can’t go far wrong with this stackable tea cup vase. The cups can be taken apart and stacked in different ways – I’ll let those who purchase it figure out how the trick is done. To my mind, the white… [read full post]
Fans of the Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab‘s perfume, particularly the Mad Tea Party collection, will be pleased with sister company Black Phoenix Trading Post‘s hand-cast sterling silver perfume pendants. In addition to the Cheshire Cat pictured above, there are lockets based on Tenniel’s illustrations of the Queen of Hearts, the Mad Hatter, and the White… [read full post]
Charles Stephan and Elf Doll will be releasing a new set of “Cherry Blossom” figures. Alice, Billie, Edward, Victoria, Ian and Julia are all dressed up as various characters from Alice in Wonderland.
(c) Phaidon Press Lewis Carroll by Anne Higonnet will be published by Phaidon Press on October 1st: “Lewis Carroll also pursued a photographic career, demonstrated by this beautiful collection of 55 vintage photographs. We enter Carroll’s wonderfully strange world with studies of anatomical skeletons taken during his years spent at Christ Church College, Oxford. This… [read full post]
The Fall Meeting of the Lewis Carroll Society of North America will be held on October 25th at the Fales Library, New York University, to begin at 11:00 A.M. Everyone is welcome to attend. Jon Scieszka, the Library of Congress’s first National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature, will be discussing his new witty and creative… [read full post]
(c) Jett Jackson Note the pending release of a new Alice-themed seriagraph by artist Jett Jackson, entitled “Stuck in Wonderland,” published by the Salvador Dali Society. There will be a limited edition of 250 prints in the United States, to be released on November 1, 2008.
White Rabbit Press has just launched a new signed and numbered limited edition of prints from The Nursery Alice. The prints are signed by Caroline Luke (great-great- grandniece of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson), Mary Jean St Clair (granddaughter of Alice Hargreaves, née Liddell), Walter Tenniel Evans (great-nephew of Sir John Tenniel), Lesley (Dalrymple) O’Neil (great-grandniece of… [read full post]