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Alice in Sunderland: an Entertainment Hardcover

Bryan Talbot
Bryan Talbot
Sunderland! Thirteen hundred years ago it was the greatest centre of learning in the whole of Christendom and the very cradle of English consciousness. In the time of Lewis Carroll it was the greatest shipbuilding port in the world. To this city that gave the world the electric light bulb, the stars and stripes, the millennium, the Liberty Ships and the greatest British dragon legend came Carroll in the years preceding his most famous book, Alice in Wonderland, and here are buried the roots of his surreal masterpiece.
Enter the famous Edwardian palace of varieties, The Sunderland Empire, for a unique experience: an entertaining and epic meditation on myth, history and storytelling then decide for yourself - does Sunderland really exist?
From Bryan Talbot, the acclaimed creator of The Adventures of Luther Arkwright and The Tale of One Bad Rat, comes Alice in Sunderland, a graphic novel unlike any before. Funny and poignant, thought-provoking and entertaining, traditional and experimental, whimsical and polemical, Alice in Sunderland is a heady cocktail of fact and fiction, a sumptuous and multi-layered journey that will leave you wondering about the magic that's waiting to be unlocked in the place where you live.
This looks to be a quite brilliant work from one of the finest artist/writers the UK has ever produced (and also the man widely credited with the first ‘proper’ British graphic novel). I’m so looking forward to getting my hands on this; Brian has used a variety of different styles and media throughout the different angles of the tales told here; he even has a page scripted by the great Leo Baxendale (creator of the Bash Street Kids in the Beano among many, many others), a legend among British comics creators and readers. We posted a long interview with Bryan over on the FPI blog during British Comics Month where you can read about Alice and check out more of the artwork for this must-have book.
Jonathan Cape, hardback, 328 pages, published April 2007




Jonathan Cape


TBS 9780224080767 DEC064921

£18.99  £13.1031 %

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