Saturday, 19 September 2009

Alice in Wonderland

I photographed a wedding over the holiday and as a thank you gift the bride and groom bought me an absolutley wonderful copy of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland AND Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Caroll.

Apparently they bought it from a second hand bookshop, because they new how much I loved the story. And guess what!!?! The book they bought me is almost 100 years old!
The inscription inside says 'Christmas 1911' so some lucky girl or boy got the story as a christmas present all those years ago. The book is in pretty good condition considering its age, although it has obviously been read a lot as the spine of the book is a bit worn and discoloured.
It has both colour and black and white illustrations, you know the iconic ones by Sir John Tenniel.

My favourite picture in the book is the gold embelished White Rabbit on the front cover.

I love all the characters from the books but I must admit to liking the Queen of hearts the most. My 19th birthday (im almost 21 now) was fancy dress and i wanted to go as the Queen of Hearts so my mum helped me make my own version of the Queen of hearts costume, what do you think? (the photos dont do it much justice because i forgot to take a full length one, i was too excited by it being my birthday!)
My friend and I share a birthday so she went as Alice :)

As you can tell i'm slightly obsessed. I cant wait for Tim burton's version of the story to be released the trailor looks epic!

I think i might go watch the Disney film now!

byeee x

1 comment:

  1. What a lovely gift! I can't wait for the new movie either and I've always been in love with the Disney version!