Bookish news on the web this week - 18 April 2015


Alice

10 Things You Didn't Know About Alice In Wonderland
Oliver Lansley for Guardian Books
"Oliver Lansley, creative director and co-writer of two stage adaptations of Lewis Carroll’s novel, Adventures in Wonderland and Alice’s Adventures Underground, reveals some curiouser and curiouser facts about Alice and Carroll that you might not know (but no – not the reason why a raven is like a writing desk…)"

Bookshops

Browsing Bookshops Then Buying Online Is A "Genteel Form Of Shoplifting"
David Nicholls for the Guardian
"As independent booksellers continue to dwindle, the One Day author dedicates London Book Fair speech to his love of ‘the book as object’ and his sadness and guilt at seeing bookshops close"

The Long Read

The Girl Who Ruled Fairyland — For a Little While
Catherynne M. Valente for Tor
In which a young girl named Mallow leaves the country for the city, meets a number of Winds, Cats, and handsome folk, sees something dreadful, and engages, much against her will, in Politicks of the most muddled kind.
"This novella was acquired and edited by editor Liz Szabla, and shares a universe with Catherynne M. Valente’s latest novel, The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland And Cut the Moon in Two."



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