Since its second publication 150 years ago, Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland has turn out to be the well-nigh
average and powerful youngsters's story of all time. Robert Douglas-Fairhurst, whose biography of Lewis Carroll,The Story of Alice: Lewis Carroll and The Secret History of Wonderland, is published this bound, investigates the additional story that lurks between the lines of Carroll's book - his cryptical friendship with Alice Liddell, the material
girl he transformed into a fictional heroine - and explores the history of the imaginary worldwidewide he created for her. Robert Douglas-Fairhurst is a Fellow and Tutor in English at Magdalen College, Oxford. His books incorporate
Becoming Dickens, which was awarded the 2011 Duff Cooper Prize.
The event will be introduced by Robert MacFarlane, whose afoot book Landmarks explores the relationship 'tween
words and landscape.
This convergency is generously sponsored by Richard and Jenny Davenport-Hines, and is held in memory of their son Cosmo.
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