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Reminder: Exclusive Discount on Litographs Site Ends November 30th!

THIS IS A REPOST TO REMIND YOU HOLIDAY SHOPPERS (AND ALL-YEAR LITERATURE LOVERS) THAT OUR EXCLUSIVE 15% DISCOUNT FOR THE LITOGRAPHS SITE ENDS THIS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30TH!  THE SITE FEATURES GREAT GIFTS INSPIRED BY MANY DIFFERENT GREAT WORKS OF LITERATURE, NOT JUST THE ALICE BOOKS.  BE SURE TO USE OUR “CARROLLBLOG” DISCOUNT AT CHECKOUT.  AND HAPPY… [read full post]

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Depp and Wasikowska To Return in Disney Alice in Wonderland Film Sequel

All questions of quality aside, Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland film grossed shocking amounts of money at the box office globally. We have noted previously that Disney was already planning the inevitable sequel, and Johnny Depp was rumored to be returning as the Mad Hatter. Rolling Stone magazine has now confirmed that both Depp and Mia… [read full post]

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Make Your Own Alice Movies With Plotagon Software

If you attended our fall meeting in Los Angeles, you may have already seen a sample of this new tool in action: a company called Plotagon has created an Alice in Wonderland pack for their animated movie creation software.  All you need to do is write your own story, add it to Plotagon’s software, and… [read full post]

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Another Rave Review for “A Perfect Likeness” Play About Carroll and Dickens

If you’ve been following this blog, then you are already aware that talented LCSNA member Daniel Singer has written a crowd-pleasing play about a fictional meeting between two literary lions, Lewis Carroll and Charles Dickens. The play A Perfect Likeness has just opened in L.A. for a run through December 22nd. To read the rave review… [read full post]

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World of Alice Author and WWII Codebreaker Mavis Batey Dies at 92

If you are reading this post, you are likely a Carrollian, and as such, if you know the name Mavis Batey, it is probably because of her books Alice’s Adventures in Oxford (1980), and The World of Alice, published in 1998, the year of the Carroll Centenary at Christ Church College, Oxford. We regret to report… [read full post]

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Handcrafted Dodocases for Apple iPads Have Vintage Flair

Looking for a nifty-looking protective case for your new iPad Air?  Or any other iPad, Nexus, Kindle or iPhone, for that matter? Then you might want to check out a company in San Francisco called Dodocase. According to their web site, the company prides itself on using traditional bookbinding techniques, and on manufacturing their cases… [read full post]

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A Professor Ponders The Mysteries of the Alice Books

Our mimsy Knight Letter magazine editor has alerted me that Adam Roberts, a Professor of Nineteenth Century Literature at Royal Holloway University of London, is teaching a new course on Children’s Literature.  Currently Roberts is examining the Alice books with his students, presumably with his binoculars facing the correct way.  He has begun posting his theories and… [read full post]

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Exclusive Blog Reader Discount on Alice Goodies at Litographs.com!

Attention all Mimsy Minions and especially literary art lovers!  To help celebrate the release of their second gorgeous “Alice” image, the good folks at Litographs.com have graciously extended to you, our Blog readers, an exclusive offer of 15% off your purchases at their site for the month of November.  This discount actually applies to all… [read full post]

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New Board Game “Dreaming Spires” Features Oxford College and Lewis Carroll

According to The Oxford Times online, some enterprising Oxford College graduates have devised a new board game (how suitably retro!) called Dreaming Spires, in which players can create their own Oxford College–starting back in 1189 and moving forward in time from there.  Characters include Oscar Wilde, JRR Tolkien, and of course, our own Lewis Carroll. To read… [read full post]

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Daily Trojan Offers Recap of LCSNA Fall Meeting in L.A.

In case (like me) you weren’t able to attend the LCSNA’s by-all-accounts-fabulous Fall meeting in Los Angeles, host USC’s campus newspaper the Daily Trojan offers a helpful recap, although alas with some errors and omissions–the most egregious being that the names George and Linda Cassady, and also Daniel Singer, should have been front and center along… [read full post]

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