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Friday, January 1, 2010

Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin

Title: Alice I Have Been
Series: none
Author(s): Melanie Benjamin
Genre: Historical Fiction
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Release Date: January 12, 2010
Finished: December 2009
Pages: 368
Challenges: None

My Thoughts: Once I saw that this book was about the real woman who inspired the character Alice from Alice In Wonderland, I had to read it. There were many things I did not know. For example, Lewis Carroll is a pen name for Charles Dodgson, who took pictures of children that even in his time was considered scandalous.

I know this book is going to be one of my top ten for 2010. I know, I know the year just started, but this book is good. It just captured Alice's world, heartaches, love and relationship with her family so well that I didn't want to put it down.

About the Author: This is Melanie Benjamin's first book, and she is busy writing another historical fiction. For more recent news, check out her website,

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