Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Alice In Sunderland

Bryan Talbot's new book ALICE IN SUNDERLAND (Talbot’s Alice webpage), deals “with the themes of storytelling, history and myth in a form I’ve been describing as a "dream documentary". It is not one story but literally dozens, short and long, the central spines being the history of Sunderland and the story of Lewis Carroll and Alice Liddell (the “real” Alice), both of whom had connections with the city and surrounding area. For example Jabberwocky, the most famous nonsense poem in the English language, was written here.”

This page is an aside talking about the pre-history of the region in England's north-east.

Thanks to the Kirby Weblog for the heads up.