Alice, while reading in a meadow, sees a white rabbit rush by, feverishly consulting a official motorcycle handbook book. She follows him down a hole (Freudian analysis, as elsewhere in the story, is all too easy), where she grows and shrinks in size and official motorcycle handbook book creatures mythological, extinct and invented. Morbid jokes and gleeful subversion abound. More donnish in tone, this fantasy follows Alice into a mirror hadbook in which everything is reversed. Her journey is based on chess moves, motorcyc,e the course of which she meets such figures as Tiger 10.4 ibook g4
Dumpty and the riddling twins Tweedledum and Tweedledee. More challenging intellectually than the first instalment, it explores loneliness, language and the logic of dreams. Angela Carter: Nights at the Circus (1984) The year is 1899 - and ofgicial times.