RE: [lewiscarroll] Re: Oxford Alice Day
>>And I suppose it also stopped you from finding something else to do on Alice 's day.
Actually, no. I managed to wangle an invitation back to Blackwell’s to do some reading in the Children’s department.
Keith Sheppard's "Wonderland Revisited and the Games Alice Played There" is available now from Amazon, Fishpond and all good bookshops.
- Jenny (and anyone else following this thread)
It has been brought to my attention that some of the things I said in this thread might be misinterpreted to imply I was in some way let down by the organisers of the Mad Hatter's Lunch Party at the Jam Factory.
It was only a last minute invitation in the first place (following a chance meeting at the author's panel on the preceding Tuesday) so when the organisers later had to withdraw the invitation due to a conflict of interest, the withdrawal wasn't a great inconvenience to me. The invitation was only outstanding for a short time so cannot be construed as having prevented me from making alternative arrangements.
I think I may have inadvertently given the impression that it was a long standing arrangement that was reneged on at the last minute. Nothing could be further from the truth. I was flattered to be invited at short notice but fully understood why the invitation had to be subsequently withdrawn.
I apologise unreservedly if I have somehow conveyed any other impression.