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Scientific American Blog Post Considers Euclid and His Modern Rivals

If you’re a fan of geometry, math, or just Lewis Carroll, you might be interested in this blog post from Scientific American. It considers the importance and relevance of Mr. Dodsgon’s highly theatrical treatise Euclid and His Modern Rivals.  While it ultimately finds limitations in Dodgson’s conclusions, it applauds his sheer creativity in addressing a difficult and… [read full post]

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One Writer’s Personal Tour of Oxford

One of our trusty mimsy minions passed along this link to a recent NY Times travel article.  It’s basically one writer’s personal tour of Oxford, England.  Surprisingly, there is only a fleeting mention of Alice, and that’s about the treacle well.  But perhaps the writer assumes others have covered the Carrollian elements sufficiently elsewhere.  Never, say we!  😉… [read full post]

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Murdoch Mysteries Episode Has Wonderland Theme

A mimsy minion reports that popular Canadian TV series Murdoch Mysteries offered an episode where a murder is committed at a Wonderland-themed party, and Murdoch himself is suspected. To read IMDB’s description of the episode, click me. You can buy the episode on Amazon Instant Video for $2.99. Reminder: If you do shop on Amazon, remember… [read full post]

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List of 550 Free Audio Books and 550 Free eBooks Includes Carroll Titles

Another of our resourceful mimsy minions has pointed us to the Open Culture educational resource web site, where they offer one page with links to 550 free audio books, both classic and contemporary, and another page with links to 550 free eBooks.  Both lists include versions of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland–and intriguingly, the audio books list… [read full post]

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Lunch Lady Graphic Novel for Kids References Alice Books

Here’s another report from one of our mimsy minions, this time about a 2009 children’s book called Lunch Lady and the League of Librarians by Jarrett Krosoczka (Lunch Lady #2 in the series), with fun Carrollian references: “ The plot revolves around an evil librarian and her minions vs. the superhero Lunch Lady and some good kids. The bad… [read full post]

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New Martin Cruz Smith Thriller “Tatiana” References Alice Books

One of our mimsiest minions reports that the latest Martin Cruz Smith (author of Gorky Park and more) thriller Tatiana includes various Carrollian references: “Russian detective Arkady Renko owns a bookshelf full of children’s literature, including AAIW and fairy tales.  In the book, a Russian teenager taunts a homeless boy (who hustles a living playing chess) by quoting… [read full post]

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New Teresa Lima Design Alice Tea Set From Portugal

Attention shoppers–and especially tea set lovers!  One of our mimsy minions has just alerted us to this elegant new porcelain tea set from Vista Alegre of Portugal.  Illustrator (and now tea set decorator!) Teresa Lima won the National Illustration Prize  for her Alice no País das Maravilhas (Livraria Civilização Editora, 1998). For those of you who must have… [read full post]

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