Friday, 15 April 2022

Gamebook Friday: Alice in the New Forest

Earlier this week, on our way to the coast for a couple of days, three quarters of Family Green stopped off at Lyndhurst in the New Forest, for a spot of lunch and a walk. Said walk took us through Lyndhurst itself and past the church of St Michael and All Angels, where a certain Mrs Reginald Hargreaves is buried.

St Michael and All Angels, Lyndhurst.

The Hargreaves family plot in the churchyard.

Why am I sharing this information with you? Because before she married profressional cricketeer Reginald Hargreaves, Mrs Hargreaves' maiden name was Liddell, and her Christian name was Alice.

The plaque beside the Hargreaves plot.

Naturally, just down the hill from the church are the Mad Hatter Tea Rooms. I mean, why wouldn't they be?

The Mad Hatter Tea Rooms, Lyndhurst.

The eponymous Hatter.

If you have yet to experience Alice's Nightmare in Wonderland, the original ACE Gamebook, you can pick up a copy here. I will also have some signed copies for sale at the Somerset Comic Con at the end of the month.

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