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Miscellaneous [Mar. 30th, 2010|10:19 am]
Tony Grist

I was telling my daughter, Alice, yesterday, how I'd been re-reading the Alice books- and she admitted she'd never read them. Well I never....

The three chancellors were debating last night on TV. George Osborne has switched from threatening serious economies to promising tax cuts which he will fund by...erm... 

The workmen took down our hawthorn tree this morning. It was too close to the path they're widening. I'm sorry to see it go. Remember how I said the roots of the ivy and the honeysuckle would remain? Well, maybe not. The guys are now digging them out. I wouldn't say our yard was ever beautiful- but it was bushy and I liked it that way. I comfort myself with the reflection that it'll be fun to replant.

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[User Picture]From: ooxc
2010-03-30 08:25 pm (UTC)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/03/19/AR2010031901569.html

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" was nearly titled "Alice's Hour in Elfland" and its author almost called himself Edgar U.C. Westhill
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2010-03-31 08:43 am (UTC)
Wonderland is better than Elfland- but the title of the original MS- Alice's Adventures Underground- is even better.

I didn't know Dodgson was a founder member of the Society for Psychical Research. How intersting.
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