Remarkable People

We were inspired to look more closely at some of the key figures that appear in our Little History books by an interaction with a reader on the Little History facebook page. We really liked the idea of finding out what the series has to say about all sorts of ‘remarkable people’, both heroes and villains, and we’re putting together this resource for you to explore. Whether you’re looking for help with your homework (!), or trying to fill a gap in your knowledge, Little History books and their cast of characters have plenty to offer.

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Lewis Carroll

English writer and author of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

1832 – 1898

Born Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, Lewis Carroll was a nineteenth-century English author. He is known for his story Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and its sequel Through the Looking Glass (1871). Carroll began writing at a young age and produced a plethora of poetry and short stories in addition to the Alice books. His stories are demonstrations of his ability to use puns, obscure words and odd sentences while telling of characters in fantasy worlds or settings.

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