Lewis Car­roll, Pan Macmil­lan, $54.99 Buy a few more pack­ets of can­dles for the cake, Lewis Car­roll’s Alice cel­e­brates 150 years with a new an­niver­sary tome that will chal­lenge your up­per body strength, make you ‘ooh’ and ‘aah’ at the beau­ti­ful orig­i­nal il­lus­tra­tions and re­live the fun of these joy­ously non­sen­si­cal tales. The Com­plete Alice in­cludes Alice and its se­quel Through The Look­ing Glass, as well as a sec­tion cov­er­ing the history of Alice – Car­roll’s in­spi­ra­tion, his orig­i­nal il­lus­tra­tions, the ini­tial re­views (they were good) and lots of tid­bits on why this has be­come a much-loved clas­sic.

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