Alice is a wonderful one hundred and fifty years old

In 1865 a book appeared “of that extremely rare kind which will belong to all the generations to come until the language becomes obsolete.” It has inspired numerous adaptations for stage and screen and has been illustrated among others by John Tenniel, Arthur Rackham, Mervyn Peake, and Salvador Dalí. Continue reading

The great (and soon to be lost) art of letter writing

Letters – those old-fashioned, often handwritten, paper-consuming artefacts sent in envelopes – suffered a setback with the invention of e-mail. Many people no longer write letters and certainly not at length. Instead, they digitally input. And such is today’s information overload that brevity has become the soul of attention. Continue reading