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Liddell Jokes

“Lewis Carroll and Alice Play Call Our Bluff” by Alan Lance Andersen and Rebecca Ann Edwards appears in the July issue of Games Magazine, which will be on newsstands around May 15th. This nicely illustrated piece is a feature article/puzzle in which the reader tries to solve the puzzle in the text—to determine which of… [read full post]

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A Christmas gift to a dear child

The Folio Society is offering a limited edition (only 3,750 copies!) of Alice’s Adventures under Ground, the original manuscript version of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland with Lewis Carroll’s own illustrations. While offered before by other publishers, this leather-bound edition seems to be reproduced from the original owned by the British Library, and is accompanied by… [read full post]

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New book of Carroll’s photographs

(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]

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Nursery Alice prints

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]

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Liverpool Alice Art

The Liverpool (U.K.) Academy of Arts has an open exhibition on the theme of Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, open from July 22 to August 7, which has over a hundred wonderfully varied paintings and sculptures by Merseyside artists. In addition, there is a full series of Alice paintings created by June… [read full post]

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Happy Alice’s Day!

Wishing you a a very happy Alice’s Day filled with much croquet, rowing, and tea parties! As I’m sure you all know, this auspicious day celebrates the first time the Rev. Charles L. Dodgson (AKA Lewis Carroll) told the story of “Alice in Wonderland” to Alice Liddell and her sisters. What, you thought you had… [read full post]

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What’s happening in Holland?

Ending this weekend is an exhibit at Kunstkerk Dordrecht (Dordrecht, the Netherlands), which includes Alice-inspired paintings by Sarah Yu Zeebroek, and a reading/performance of Manifestation Alice in Wonderland by Foundation de LuiaardVrouwe, followed by high tea. Tickets are still available. Visit http://www.meursam.nl/ (in Dutch or here in English) for more information, as well as to… [read full post]

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Save Alice’s House!

I’ve neglected to mention that the Liddell family vacation home, Penmorfa, in Llandudno, Wales, is slated for demolition and redevelopment. Fortunately, the various Lewis Carroll societies and local historical societies have generated a lot of publicity in hopes of gaining historical status for the building, and a petition will be presented to the council and… [read full post]

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An exhibit for everyman

The Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill has an exhibit, “The ABC of Collecting Everyman’s Library,” which includes an Alice originally owned by Alice (Liddell) Hargreaves. The exhibit is free and runs from January 17 through March 31. From our Australian correspondent: “The Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s “Sunday Arts” program of… [read full post]

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