The Alice Behind Wonderland by Simon Winchester

By Simon Winchester

On a summer's day in 1858, in a backyard at the back of Christ Church collage in Oxford, Charles Dodgson, a lecturer in arithmetic, photographed six-year-old Alice Liddell, the daughter of the varsity dean, with a Thomas Ottewill Registered Double Folding digital camera, lately bought in London.

Simon Winchester deftly makes use of the ensuing image--as unsettling because it is legendary, and the topic of bottomless speculation--as the automobile for a short day trip in the back of the lens, a focus at the origins of a vintage paintings of English literature. Dodgson's love of images framed his view of the area, and was once in part liable for reworking a shy and half-deaf mathematician into one of many world's best-loved observers of adolescence. Little ask yourself that there's extra to "Alice Liddell because the Beggar Maid" than meets the attention. utilizing Dodgson's released writings, deepest diaries, and naturally his photographic photographs, Winchester lightly exposes the advance of Lewis Carroll and the making of his Alice.

Acclaim for Simon Winchester

"An particularly attractive consultant at domestic in all places, prepared for whatever, packed with gusto and probably omnivorous curiosity."
--Pico Iyer, the hot York occasions ebook Review

"A grasp at telling a fancy tale compellingly and lucidly."
--USA Today

"Extraordinarily graceful."
--Time

"Winchester is a stupendous author and a deft anecdoteur."
--Christopher Buckley

"A lyrical author and an indefatigable researcher."
--Newsweek

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The Alice Behind Wonderland

On a summer's day in 1858, in a backyard at the back of Christ Church collage in Oxford, Charles Dodgson, a lecturer in arithmetic, photographed six-year-old Alice Liddell, the daughter of the varsity dean, with a Thomas Ottewill Registered Double Folding digital camera, lately bought in London.

Simon Winchester deftly makes use of the ensuing image--as unsettling because it is legendary, and the topic of bottomless speculation--as the motor vehicle for a short expedition in the back of the lens, a focus at the origins of a vintage paintings of English literature. Dodgson's love of images framed his view of the area, and used to be in part chargeable for remodeling a shy and half-deaf mathematician into one of many world's best-loved observers of youth. Little ask yourself that there's extra to "Alice Liddell because the Beggar Maid" than meets the attention. utilizing Dodgson's released writings, inner most diaries, and naturally his photographic pics, Winchester lightly exposes the advance of Lewis Carroll and the making of his Alice.

Acclaim for Simon Winchester

"An highly enticing advisor at domestic in every single place, prepared for something, packed with gusto and doubtless omnivorous interest. "
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"A grasp at telling a fancy tale compellingly and lucidly. "
--USA Today

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Your fucking piece moved me to tears . . ’ – Lemmy ‘We don’t see it that way,’ I state. ‘No, you wouldn’t, would you? That would be a terrible responsibility. If he had been fired on this tour, would you have thought that was all right? Würzel was easy to get, wasn’t he? ’ ‘Mmmm . . ’ ‘Are there any points that you are prepared to concede that Würzel might be right about? ‘Yes,’ says Lemmy. ‘I would concede that I have become removed to an extent because I’m working very hard in Los Angeles for the band.

It’s pissed me off enormously us having to cancel this tour. I think this is gonna do us a lot of damage and I’m really wild about it. The fans are not stupid and you shouldn’t treat them as if they are. We’ve cancelled shows before – the London Town & Country Club was once fucking pulled because Lemmy said it’s not a prestigious enough gig! ’ The ‘Motörhead England’ slogan is as much of a trademark as the Snaggletooth image that has adorned the millions of T-shirts sold since the band’s inception in 1975.

And since they’ve been in the band, they’ve always written a lot of the riffs. And it’s me who tidies them up, puts them into context, arranges bridges, writes all the words and fucking halfproduces them. indd 46 10/05/2012 17:47 ‘I started the band, employed Würzel and gave him a vote. And on everything until the last album, a quarter of all songs I wrote on my own. I wrote “Orgasmatron” alone and gave him his share of a four-way split. Nobody ever mentions the good side of the fucking dictator, do they?

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