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Book Review of ALICE I HAVE BEEN

Melanie Benjamin’s ALICE I HAVE BEEN is a fictionalized account of the life of Alice Liddell Hargreaves, the real “Alice” behind Lewis Carroll’s (aka Charles Dodgson) ALICE IN WONDERLAND. 514 more words


Alice Liddell and Son in Wonderland

Below is a small piece which ran in The Independent last Saturday.

Director Poppy Burton-Morgan does not like the way that Alice of Alice in Wonderland is ‘buffeted from older male authority figure to older male authority figure.’ So in her new adaptation of the classic children’s book she incorporates the story of Alice Liddell Hargreaves, the real-life woman who inspired Carroll’s character, and her soldier son Alan. 172 more words


The Burden of Truth

The boy who never grew up. The girl who never could.

“On June 26 1932 Alice opened the Lewis Carroll exhibition at Bampus, the London bookshop. 349 more words



Few works of literature are as universally beloved as Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. In Melanie Benjamin’s spellbinding historical novel, Alice I Have Been, we meet the young girl whose bright spirit sent her on an unforgettable trip down the rabbit hole—and the grown woman whose story is no less enthralling. 1,259 more words

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