Posts Tagged ‘book

05
Jun
11

New Adventures of “Alice”

New Adventures of “Alice” by John Rae. Illustrated by the author.

Published by P.F. Volland Company, 1917.

Hardback, first edition.

Another book imagining what Lewis Carroll might have written had he continued his “Alice” stories. This book contains 14 new chapters with illustrations inspired by Tenniel.

Betty falls asleep after reading Mother Goose, and finds a book containing the new adventures of Alice. The characters are drawn from the Nursery Rhymes that Betty has been reading…

It was a sleepy, spring-time Sunday afternoon.

Alice was lying on the grass near the garden-house reading

Mother Goose Rhymes to her kittens who were tumbling about

near her in the slanting yellow sunshine. (She often pretended the kittens were small children.) Just now she was reading “Ding Dong Bell, Pussy’s in the Well.”

“I’m sure you’ll like this one and it may prove a warning to you,” she said.

Mine is a slightly tatty copy, so was rather cheaper than the one currently for sale via abebooks for over ¬£200….

You can see the whole book online here, or buy a modern reprint, or find the original if you’re lucky…

02
Apr
10

The Hunting of the Snark Concluded

The Hunting of the Snark Concluded by Cathy Bowern.

Illustrations by Brian Puttock.

Published by Angerona Press, 1997.

The same Isle of Wight based author and illustrator combination that produced “A Looking Glass Sequelin 1993.

Also includes the original Carroll poem; or Agony in Eight Fits… Brian Puttock has illustrated that section as well as the sequel.

There are a selection of (I assume) humourous fake reviews on the back:

Cathy Bowern’s continuation of the Snark is particularly devoid of merit…deserves to be trampled underfoot by 150 Indian elephants

Available on amazon: Cathy Bowern books




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