With just about a month to go before Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland is released. We're gripped by full-on Wonderland fever in the children's department. We've even got a section dedicated just to the multitude of different editions we've got in stock. This didn't stop someone telling me that she hadn't been able to find a copy. I cheerfully pointed her in the right direction, and she took a Norton critical edition.
There are some lovely editions out - the Norton Annotated Alice looks particularly exciting, and Michael Foreman has a lovely one in the same style as his Peter Pan and Treasure Island. I am inclined to agree with Jasper Fforde who, giving a talk to the Lewis Carroll Society last week, said that he liked to go and look at the new editions of Alice and find an illustration of the Cheshire Cat, and laugh at how wrong they had got it, Tenniel's illustrations cannot be bested.