The Alice Behind Wonderland

Immortal Alice Liddell,juvenile muse to Lewis Carroll, has starred in a novel by Geoff Ryman, an IanHolm film, and a pornographic comic by Alan Moore, among many other posthumousexcursions. Now, bestselling historian Simon Winchester, riffing on thefamed portrait of Alice as a beggar child, seeks to plumb the actuality of herlife and the mysterious relationship with a bookish Oxford don that inspired aseemingly infinite Wonderland.