Illustrated by Alan Aldridge.
Published by Bancroft, London, 1970. Hardback, 1st edition. No dustjacket, but I assume it never had one, seeing as the frontcover still has the old price label stuck to it. (21/- or £1.05, in case you’re wondering…)
This book is an example of how confusing and confounding and surprising collecting Alice books can be: I have discovered most of my books by stumbling across them in shops or jumble sales; or by searching the various bookselling internet sites for ‘alice spoof‘, ‘alice parody‘, or any puns I can think of on ‘Wonderland’.
So where the hell do you start when the book is called ‘Ann in the Moon’?
I only came across this when a bookseller I had purchased from before mentioned it to me. And I love it. I’m not even sure exactly what makes it an Alice book, but the pictures certainly help:
I knew Alan Aldridge’s stuff well as a child: I loved Butterfly Ball and the Beatles pictures. There’s a wiki page on him here if you want to know more about him.
Frances D. Francis, however, is more of a mystery. If anyone knows anything about her, I’d love to hear it….
On amazon: Ann in the Moon