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'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves did gyre and gimble in the wabe

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass are, above all, concerned with the problem of meaning. A seven year old girl tumbles underground through a rabbit hole where she meets querulous creatures who deploy nit-picking logic and idle philosophical banter; she runs a race, fails to drink tea, is danced in a qaudrille, plays croquet, gives evidence in court and negotiates a fiendish chess game (where the living pieces are ignorant of the game’s plan). 844 more words


Merry Skull: The loss of Innocence

“Lay it where Childhood’ dreams are twined in Memory’s mystic band,

like Pilgrim’s withered wreath of flowers plucked in a far-off land “.
Lewis Carroll… 62 more words

Alice Development Work Part 1

After my mock viva and receiving my feedback, I continued working on my Alice project while thinking about the feedback I had received and how to develop upon that. 337 more words



This year 2015, The Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll celebrated its 150th birthday! In 2013 they started the 150 Alice project and brought together 150 illustrators from all over the world. 176 more words

The Jabberwocky Play (Or, Tragedy of Ambition)

The prelude of the one act play opens at a fairground ride in Shrewsbury: the Ferris Wheel. A solo clarinet is heard sotto voce as local boy Carl Oriswell sits in his pod eating mixed-green salad with gnocchi and a wild mushroom salsa. 824 more words


Back to basics

Visitors to the U.S. are often shocked to discover that we have only one truly nationwide bookstore chain remaining. That company, Barnes & Noble, has just 700 stores unevenly spread around the country. 76 more words


The Liebster Award.

My heart is singing with gratitude!  My blog has been nominated for the Liebster Award.  An award to acknowledge and support new blogs.  Yay! 1,211 more words