Robert Douglas-Fairhurst

The Story of Alice: Lewis Carroll and the Secret History of Wonderland
Sunday 20 September 2015
10am | Public Hall | Tickets: £9
Box office: tel 01395 445275 | Festival bookings are now closed

Robert Douglas-Fairhurst, The Story Of Alice

Robert Douglas-Fairhurst is a Professor of English Literature at the University of Oxford, and a fellow of Magdalen College. His books include Victorian Afterlives: The Shaping of Influence in Nineteenth Century Literature and Becoming Dickens: The Invention of A Novelist, which won the Duff Cooper Prize.

His acclaimed new book, The Story of Alice, explores why Alice in Wonderland still enchants us 150 years after publication. Delightfully written, it zooms in on the complex word games, magical characters and vivid imagination of Wonderland, then examines the complex history beneath the fairy tale. What led the quiet academic Charles Dodgson to create his second self, Lewis Carroll? And what was his relationship with his muse and ‘dream-child’ Alice Liddell and her fictional alter-ego? Come and hear Robert’s discoveries.

Robert will be introduced by Madeleine Birch.

Online booking will be available on Friday 24th July, commencing 5pm.
The Festival Box Office opens on Monday 27th July 2015.

Online Bookings – Friday 24th July, from 5pm.
Friends Priority Bookings (in person & by post) – Monday 20th July 2015, from 10am.
General Bookings (in person & by post) – Monday 27th July 2015, from 10am.

Robert Douglas-Fairhurst , The Story Of Alice