Beyond The Looking Glass – Reflections of Alice and Her Family. – Gordon, Colin.

Gordon, Colin.


Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton. London. 1982 (First Edition)
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Roy8vo, X, 246pp. Hardcover in burgundy cloth with gilt details on a sound spine and price-clipped pictorial d/w, both in excellent condition protected in clear archival covering, text in pristine condition as well, devoid of any prior ancillary markings. Everyone knows Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice In Wonderland’ and most know that the story was told to a real little girl, Alice Liddell, on a boating trip from Oxford with Charles Dodgson (‘who had a penchant for little girls and a singular fancy for Alice’) manning the oars. This book is the final sumptuous result of the Liddell’s family collection of memorabilia, (now owned by Alice’s grand-daughter) and an evolving detective story performed by Colin Gordon that unearthed amazing treasures, both literary and otherwise. The real Alice died Mrs. Alice Hargreaves (Liddell) in 1934 as arguably the most famous girl in English Literature and the world mourned “Alice is Dead”. This volume is embellished with copious illustrations and b/w and colour illustrations and photography and is a mandatory acquisition for all familiar with Alice and her friends.