Johanna, the British heroine of Caitlin Moran’s bestseller How to Build a Girl, is a high-spirited, foul-mouthed free spirit. At the start of the book she is a 14 year old fat girl, made fun of by her peers, especially after she humiliates herself on national TV by doing a Scooby Doo impression. 368 more words
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Anyone who has read them will agree Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass are very inventive tales filled with imaginative people, creatures, goings on, and brilliant wordplay. 446 more words
2015 marks the 150th Publication Anniversary of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The story itself originates in 1862 when a girl named Alice Liddell and her two sisters rowed from Folly Bridge, Oxford, to Godstow with Lewis Carroll (Charles Dodgson) and his clerical friend, Robinson Duckworth. 785 more words
Stick to your linear algebra, Charles Dodgson -- and calling yourself Lewis Carroll won’t make any difference, you’ll never succeed as a writer!
In 1865 a book appeared “of that extremely rare kind which will belong to all the generations to come until the language becomes obsolete.” It has inspired numerous adaptations for stage and screen and has been illustrated among others by John Tenniel, Arthur Rackham, Mervyn Peake, and Salvador Dalí. 587 more words