Readership: All who are intrigued by Lewis Carrol and his works
Simon Winchester is the author of The Professor and the Madman, The Map that Changed the World, Krakatoa, and A Crack in the Edge of the World. Each of these have been New York Times bestsellers and appeared on numerous best and notable booklists. In recognition of his accomplished body of work, Winchester was made Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2006. He lives in Massachusetts and in the Western Isles of Scotland.
"engaging account" - The Lady
"sensitive and erudite read" - Sunday Express
"Mr Winchester elegantly written study provides a balanced, sympathetic portrait of a complex and gifted man." - Wall Street Journal
"In a sympathetic, but not indulgent, account, Winchester is successful in conveying, but not defending, the complexities of a curious and enigmatic man." - Catherine Pope - Victorian Geek
Carroll's first Alice - Read an excerpt from the book on OUPblog