Under the Covers #3 – Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.

Under the Covers is a feature where I discuss the stories behind the books on my shelves. Why? I hear you ask. Well, why not? Every book has a story, after all.

OK I have a confession.
I’m shamelessly stealing this idea from Anna.
And I’ve not even asked her! Sorry sweet, but I don’t care.
Um… actually that not’s the proper confession but while I was being honest… let’s put all the cards on the table.
The second confession, never have I ever read Alice in Wonderland.

I know… I know, I’m a monster!

For my birthday my sister bought me a copy of Alice in Wonderland.

She’s pretty arty my sister and she definitely knows her stuff. This copy has been illustrated by Yayoi Kusama, who is perhaps the most interesting/fascinating/unique illustrator that I’ve ever seen. If you don’t know anything about her (like I didn’t before my hermana bought me this book!) I urge you to look up. An incredibly interesting lady.

Now I am a sucker for illustrated books. You could ask me for anything in the world* while I’m reading an illustrated book and I’ll agree to it.

I mean just look!

I had every intention of putting more, but my phone was having a mare. Sorry!

So I may not have read this absolute classic. I may have seen the many film versions of it and been part of the production team when (I’m a dab-hand at painting love hearts and sewing playing cards together to make a crown), but when I finally get around to reading Alice in Wonderland, I’m going to read it in style.

Where on the shelf?


With all my hard-backed lovelies.

*Within reason, guys.

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5 thoughts on “Under the Covers #3 – Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.

  1. Confession – I’ve never read it either! This sounds awful but it’s not something I would automatically think I’m missing out on because the story is so familiar (thanks to Disney). But this edition looks GAW. JUS.
    Ha ha! You can steal away all you want my dear!

    • Haha, thank goodness. Thought I was going to have a scandal on my hands then! ;)

      I know, I never thought that either but it’s atleast five of my friends’ favourite ever book so I feel like I should read it!

  2. I read it last year and didn’t enjoy it! That looks like a gorgeous book though. Love this feature.
    Can’t believe you were part of the production team! That’s amazing.

  3. I haven’t read it either, when I think of Alice in W’land I think of Disney, I know some people would stone me for that but I don’t care. I should read it, especially if I can find a pretty version like yours!

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