Gillian Tindall

Don’s Delight

The Story of Alice: Lewis Carroll and the Secret History of Wonderland

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Harvill Secker 488pp £25 order from our bookshop

On the starry cover of this fat book is the silhouette of the well-known picture by John Tenniel of Alice carrying the baby that has just turned into a pig. Into this blank space five generations, to date, have projected their own ideas, preoccupations, assumptions and fantasies. Everyone creates their own Alice and takes her where they want.

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