The Westminster Alice


Illustrated by F. Carruthers Gould

Renard Press



ISBN: 9781913724108


Publication date: 17 June 2021



The Westminster Alice is a collection of humorous vignettes by Saki, first published in the Westminster Gazette in 1902, which form a political pastiche of the Alice books by Lewis Carroll, featuring an unforgettable cast of notable politicians of the day, and brought to life with illustrations by F. Carruthers Gould – ‘with apologies to Sir John Tenniel’ for their striking likeness to the original Alice illustrations.

Desperately trying to navigate her way through the world of Ineptitudes, Knights, Queens and Mad Hatters, Alice delivers a stinging satire of Westminster politics – which, imbued with Saki’s charm and delicate wit, and set in a world evocative of Carroll’s timeless Wonderland, is as charming today as when it was written, and belongs on every Alice fan’s bookshelf.