Last month, the fabulous Bookishly announced that their Classic Crate for January 2019 would be the Alice In Wonderland edition! How could I not treat myself to one of those?! I adore anything Alice related so my order went in straight away!
And now the box of Wonderland goodies has arrived – and it’s even better than I could have imagined! So I thought I’d share with you what I got – and to let you know that their February Crate is a Jane Eyre edition….. just in case you’re interested! Pre-order link here
Here’s a closer look at everything!
Fabulous mug!! A bookworm can never have too many mugs!!
And then two books –
Lewis Carroll – O Frabjous Day – Little Black Classic Version
‘I cried, “Come, tell me how you live!”
And thumped him on the head.’
Conjuring wily walruses, dancing lobsters, a Jabberwock and a Bandersnatch, Carroll’s fantastical verse gave new words to the English language.
And a beautiful edition of ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND 😍
‘Contrariwise … if it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be but as it isn’t, it ain’t. That’s logic.’
‘I had sent my heroine straight down a rabbit-hole … without the least idea what was to happen afterwards,’ wrote Lewis Carroll, describing how Alice was conjured up one ‘golden afternoon’ in 1862 to entertain his child-friend Alice Liddell. His dream worlds of nonsensical Wonderland and the back-to-front Looking-Glass kingdom depict order turned upside-down: a baby turns into a pig, time is abandoned at a disordered tea-party and a chaotic game of chess makes a seven-year-old girl a Queen. But amongst the anarchic humour and sparkling word play, puzzles and riddles, are poignant moments of nostalgia for lost childhood. Original and experimental, the Alice books give readers a window on both child and adult worlds.