Review: The Looking Glass House

Auteu25706787r: Vanessa Tait
Titel: The Looking Glass House
Genre: YA, historische fictie
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2015
ISBN: 9781782396826
Aantal bladzijden: 304
Gelezen: Juni 2016

What happened before Alice fell down the rabbit hole?

Oxford, 1862. As Mary Prickett takes up her post as governess to the daughters of the Dean of Christ Church, she is thrust into a strange new world. Mary is poor and plain and desperate for change but the little girls in her care see and understand far more than their naive new teacher. And there is another problem: Mary does not like children, especially the precocious Alice Liddell.

When Mary meets Charles Dodgson, the Christ Church mathematics tutor, at a party at the Deanery, she wonders if he may be the person to transform her life. Flattered by his attentions, Mary begins to believe that she could be more than just an overlooked, dowdy governess.

One sunny day, as Mary chaperones the Liddells on a punting trip, Mr Dodgson tells the story of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. But Mary is determined to become Mr Dodgson’s muse ­ and will turn all the lives around her topsy-turvy in pursuit of her obsession.

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Showcase Sunday!

IMG_5746Hey lieve lezers! Ik heb een lekkere luie zondag, what about you? Toch kan ik jullie een wekelijkse showcase natuurlijk niet onthouden! Met de boeken die ik in Parijs heb gekocht. Want je moet lokale boekwinkels natuurlijk wel even sponsoren, vinden jullie niet? Oh ik heb een heerlijke tijd gehad in Parijs! Maar daarover komt later nog wel meer. Voor nu: BOEKEN!
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