Books: The story of Alice in her Oxford Wonderland.

I should start this post with a shocking confession: I don’t like Alice in Wonderland. Among all the popular traditional tales for children, is the one I like least of all. When I was a little girl, my grandpa was used to give me away a lot of books about popular fairytales and of course he gave me a copy of Alice in Wonderland. Actually, it’s a series of big, full colored illustrated albums. Illustrations were absolutely wonderful, but I didn’t like the story too much – I remember I had a strong antipathy towards many of the main characters. Probably I was too young to read and appreciate Alice, I was about 7 years old. It seems that reading experience shocked me ^_^ Though I have not bought any books about Alice over the years and yes, I have not seen the movie by Tim Burton, I couldn’t resist to buy 'The story of Alice in her Oxford Wonderland'. It’s beautifully illustrated and I’ve a weakness for anything that is a pleasure for the eyes ^_^

The book is about the Story of Alice Liddell - the 'real' Alice from the Alice in Wonderland stories - and her Oxford during the 19th century. I own the Italian version of the book, I suppose it's been translated into English too, but I'm afraid the book is currently out of stock.

Original title: Sagam om Alice i verkligheten - 1993
Author Christina Bjork - Illustrated by: Inga-Karin Eriksson.

Alice Liddell


  1. I just finished reading Alice in Sunderland by Bryan Talbot, which takes a closer look at the story, seperating fact from myth. It too is a pleasure for the eyes and is very interesting to read =]