Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Alice in Wonderland - 10 great meals in literature
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll revolves around eating and drinking. In chapter seven, Alice stumbles on the March Hare and Mad Hatter taking tea and, despite their protestations, she decides to gatecrash their tea party. Little does she know, however, that the Hatter is being punished by Time ever since the Queen of Hearts accused him of "murdering time". As a penance, Time has been eternally fixed at 6 o’clock, forcing the March Hare and Mad Hatter to exist in a state of perpetual tea time. The Telegraph -