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Tenniel Chess Set and Other Sundry Alice Items at London Boutique

As reported in the December 2012 issue of the Lewis Carroll Society (UK)’s Bandersnatch, there is a new boutique at 14 Cecil Court in London called Alice Through the Looking Glass. (It’s right next door to well-known Carrollian rare book dealer Marchpane.)  The founders of the boutique say they were inspired to start the business when… [read full post]

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New List of Most Collectible Children’s Books

If you’re an avid collector of vintage children’s literature editions, you might be interested in this updated list of the most collectible children’s books, according to Helen Younger of Aleph-Bet Books.  As one would expect, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland makes the list.  And note the clever way she handles the issue of the publication date.  Disappointingly, Through… [read full post]

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A Paper Doll To Call Your Own: Alice

Artist Sue Shanahan has added a new Alice-themed post to her child-centric blog, commonplacegrace.com.  In it, Sue ponders what might have led Lewis Carroll to pen the Alice books, and also shares an image of a charming Alice paper doll that she created a few years ago as a gift for the attendees at a United… [read full post]

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Cool Alice Art Car for Sale

Looking for a new set of wheels?  Or a nifty one-of-a-kind piece of Alice art sculpture?  Or maybe both?  Have a look at these images of artist Valerie Young’s new work.  You can click each image to see a larger version. This information was sent along with the pictures: “Artist Valerie Young writes, “When I… [read full post]

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Baba Studio Alice Bags and Tarot Deck

If shopping for Carrollian goodies is your “bag,” then you might want to check out Baba Studio’s web site, if you haven’t already done so.  They have quite a selection of Alice-themed bags.  To see the results of a search for “Wonderland” on their site, click me. Baba Studio is also hard at work on… [read full post]

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Rare BBC Alice Productions Now Available on DVD

Alice in Wonderland 1986

Warner Home Video and BBC America have teamed up to release two Alice in Wonderland rarities on DVD. The first is the BBC’s 1986 production of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland staring Kate Dorning as Alice, originally broadcast as a weekly series of four 30-minute episodes. The second is the 1973 production of Alice Through the Looking-Glass with Sarah Sutton as Alice. You can… [read full post]

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‘Tis the Season to Remember Who Does the Dishes

Alice Tea Towel from the British Library
Alice Tea Towel from the British Library

After every tea party must come the washing up (assuming your clock hasn’t stopped at 6 o’clock). Make the job more pleasant, or at least more literary, with the Alice in Wonderland Tea Towel or the Literary Map of Britain and Northern Island Tea Towel from the British Library (around $16 each, plus shipping). These were very popular when… [read full post]

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