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The Story of Alice
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The definitive biography of Lewis Carroll, his child-muse Alice Liddell, and the creation of Alice in Wonderland

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2015 COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD

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Robert Douglas-Fairhurst is a Professor of English Literature at the University of Oxford, and a Fellow of Magdalen College. His most recent book, Becoming Dickens- The Invention of a Novelist, won the Duff Cooper Prize.

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"It is the ultimate book about Alice - comprehensive and scholarly, but so delightfully and elegantly written that it's a true work of literature" -- Jacqueline Wilson
"The Story of Alice is the best book on the myriad enigmas of Carroll's heart-breaking wonderland I have ever read" -- Robert McCrum * Observer *
"Superb...toweringly the best of the dozens of books on Carroll which I have read" -- AN Wilson * Financial Times *
"Douglas-Fairhurst is a startling and exciting writer" -- A.S. Byatt * Spectator *
"This is biography at its best" -- Lyndall Gordon * New Statesman *

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