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Puffin Covers 9: Through the Looking Glass

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Puffin Story Book 44, first Puffin edition 1948

I was browsing the BBC news website this morning when this article caught my eye. I find it hard to believe people are still asking these questions but there you go. As far as I’m concerned, the way you read the Alice books as a child is the way they’re meant to be read. If you like them, they’ll give you just as much pleasure when you’re grown up.

This Puffin edition contains the original Tenniel illustrations, which for me are still the best. The introduction by ‘E.G.’ (presumably Eleanor Graham, then editor of Puffin Books), is very erudite for a children’s book; it explains amongst other things the origins of the parodies. Rather a nice thing to have.

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