Lewis Carroll's Places

Andy Collins


Region:
North East
Notice Period:
Short (maybe less than one month's notice)
Type:
Hobby
Fee:
Paid: £50 plus travelling expenses
Category:
Uncategorised
Updated:
3rd September 2019
Tagged:
Alice | Carroll | Victorian | Literature

Lewis Carroll, the author of Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, was not the dusty grey reclusive Oxford don that many people imagine. This talks looks at the many places in England and beyond that were important to him - and some of the people, too.

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About Andy Collins

Andy has been fascinated by the Alice in Wonderland stories since appearing as the Dormouse, aged 9, in a school production. Since then he has been a collector of Alice books, and books about their author Lewis Carroll, and now possesses more than 400 titles. In his spare time he likes to visit the places that were important to Carroll.

Andy is a member of the Lewis Carroll Society and has given talks about the author in various locations including Durham University, of which he is a graduate and currently serving as a Bedel.

Andy studied English, Latin and Philosophy at Durham University and also holds an MA degree in Public Communication from Leeds University. For many years he worked as a government press officer. Since retiring from that job he has been a private tutor, helping people to improve their communication skills, and of course giving talks. He lives in Durham.

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