The Looking Glass House has a very unique selling point to recommend it. The author, Vanessa Tait, is the great-granddaughter of Alice Liddell, the inspiration for Alice in Wonderland, and she presents us with the story of Lewis Carroll’s friendship and then desertion by the Liddell family, but from the viewpoint of the governess, Mary Prickett.
|Mary Prickett (unknown photographer)|
|The Liddell sisters, Edith, Ina and Alice (1858) Lewis Carroll|
|Alice as the Beggar Maid awaiting her King Cophetua (1858) Lewis Carroll|
|Take this photograph of Lewis Carroll...|
|Add this photograph, presumably a father and daughter|
|And together with the 'Alice' from the Sisters picture above,|
Hey presto, call Project Yew Tree....
|Grace Weld as Red Riding Hood (1857) Lewis Carroll|
The image is referenced in the novel
The Look Glass House is available to buy now from Amazon UK (here), to preorder USA (here) or at a bookshop near you...