This book is about the relationship between Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) and Alice Liddell, the girl who inspired the author’s books. The narrator is Mary Prickett, the girl’s governess, who wanted (in this book) Dodgson’s attention.
The author of this book is the great granddaughter of Alice. She based the story in family’s memories, interviews, letters and Carroll’s diaries. She added some fiction and it resulted in an interesting and illustrative novel.
I didn’t like Alice because she always wanted to be the center of attention and Mr. Dodgson was always encouraging her and being excessively attentive. Personally, I wouldn’t like that attention given to my daughter. The photos of naked girls and some behaviors alarmed me.
Well, I felt sorry for Mary. Being a governess in that years was difficult, no one cared about what she felt or thought.
To finish, I recommend this book to everyone interested in the creation of “Alice in Wonderland”.