The Westminster Alice

Saki

Hardback

96pp

Publication date: 30 June 2021

ISBN: 9781913724108

£10.00

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The Westminster Alice is a collection of humorous vignettes by Saki, first published in the Westminster Gazette in 1902, which form a political pastiche of the Alice books by Lewis Carroll, featuring an unforgettable cast of notable politicians of the day, and brought to life with illustrations by F. Carruthers Gould – ‘with apologies to Sir John Tenniel’ for their striking likeness to the original Alice illustrations.

Desperately trying to navigate her way through the world of Ineptitudes, Knights, Queens and Mad Hatters, Alice delivers a stinging satire of Westminster politics – which, imbued with Saki’s charm and delicate wit, and set in a world evocative of Carroll’s timeless Wonderland, is as charming today as when it was written, and belongs on every Alice fan’s bookshelf.

A note on the cover: Since Saki’s Alice in Westminster is a pastiche of Lewis Carroll’s Alice books, the cover is a recreation of Carroll’s original hand-written text, Alice’s Adventures Under Ground – you can find out more on the British Library’s website here.

Saki

Hector Hugh Munro (1870–1916), known by his nom de plume, Saki, is widely considered to be a master of the short-story genre.