Follow in the footsteps of Lewis Carroll, Alice, and the White Rabbit in Lewis Carroll’s England, a guide to scores of sites around Britain associated with Carroll’s life and works. Over two hundred illustrations, mostly taken from Victorian sources and many reprinted here for the first time, give a new insight into the places that surrounded Oxford don Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, who amazed the world with his stories written under the name “Lewis Carroll.” From the tiny Cheshire village of Dodgson’s birth to the Surrey hillside that provides his final resting place, Lewis Carroll’s England will take you on a journey through Victorian Britain like no other. Meet the people whom Dodgson knew, from the prime minister in his stately home to Alice Liddell, the child who inspired the most famous children’s story of all time. Full of practical advice, yet an enjoyable and evocative read, Lewis Carroll’s England will delight all lovers of Alice in Wonderland, from the serious literary explorer to the armchair traveller.
“We owe Charlie Lovett a debt of gratitude for his work of art. Not only has he used the depth of his scholarly knowledge of Charles Dodgson, but he has created a most attractive ‘pictorial biography’ using an exceptional collection of images. This book will have universal appeal.”
—Caroline Luke, great grand-niece of Lewis Carroll