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Tweedle-Dum and Tweedle-Dee are skinhead 1960’s soccer fans

This May, a London jeweller-turned-artist named Joe O’Donovan displayed his new series of “Alice in Wonderland” paintings at the Marleybone Library in Westminster. The West End Extra reported that “among the works is a picture of Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee, who the 57-year-old acrylics painter has reimagined as a pair of hardnut football fans… [read full post]

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Dame Judi Dench will play Alice Liddell Hargreaves!

Ben Whishaw and Judi Dench (also known as Queen Elizabeth I and ‘Q’ from the next James Bond movie). What might they have talked about?

Yes, our website is salvaged from savage pirates, and we have a lot of news to catch up on. Speaking of pirates… Peter Pan! (Sorry, that was a horrible transition. We’re a little rusty.) John Logan has written a play about Alice Liddell Hargreaves (the muse for Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland) and Peter Llewelyn Davies (the Peter… [read full post]

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Special Edition of Through the Looking Glass, Illustrated by John Vernon Lord

Here’s a beautiful new limited-edition Through the Looking Glass, released by Artists’ Choice Editions in London. Illustrated by John Vernon Lord! With a forward by Selwyn Goodacre! “Looking-Glass is a brilliant sequel – it is not a return of Wonderland but rather a more satisfying further adventure.” 320 standard copies, signed and numbered, are selling for £98…. [read full post]

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Carroll & Coleridge in the Year 2111

We posted an excerpt from Adam Feldman’s excellent Jabberwockyesque panning of Broadway’s Wonderland a few weeks ago. This week, it’s Coleridge being echoed to criticize a new production called The Trial of the Mariner at Hoxton Hall in London: It is The Trial of the Mariner, And it occurs at Hoxton Hall, A curious tale, told… [read full post]

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Alice Events at the British Library

Tickets for next Wednesday evening’s Alice celebrations at the British Library are now sold out. Congratulations to our London-dwelling friends who managed to secure one. They will be enjoying readings by members of Tim Burton’s cast, conversations with the producer and co-producer of the movie, “an appreciation of Alice” by Will Self, and a viewing… [read full post]

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Lewis Carroll Society Meeting with Jasper Fforde

Author Jasper Fforde, best known for his novel The Eyre Affair, and other adventures of the courageous literary detective Thursday Next, will be speaking to the Lewis Carroll Society in London on January 29th. Here is the full announcement: The Lewis Carroll Society is delighted to announce that best-selling contemporary author Jasper Fforde has agreed… [read full post]

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Images of Murals at the Lewis Carroll Children’s Library in Islington, London, UK

There’s no debt to Tenniel in these murals at the Lewis Carroll Children’s Library in the London Borough of Islington (that’s London UK, not London TX, AK, OH, PA etc.). Instead there seems to be something of an early-Atari-meets-Crayola 64-pack influence at work. They are fun though. The library is London’s only stand-alone children’s library… [read full post]

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