Looking Glass House

Looking Glass House
Tenniel illustration exclusively re-coloured by Kate Hepburn for this re-write.

Tenniel illustration exclusively re-coloured by Kate Hepburn for this re-write.

One thing was certain, Mum was not going to be impressed.

Alice already had an uneasy suspicion that the maths test mightn’t have gone too well, but 48%! That was actually bad and the worst mark she’d been given for any subject in years.

“Well, I suppose I don’t have to mention it unless Mum asks,” thought Alice.

But Mum was sure to ask. Mum always asked.

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‘Looking Glass House’ is taken from the opening chapter of Jake Fior’s forthcoming book, Alice Through the Looking Glass.

Jake Fior left school at fifteen to live with his father in Portugal. He never attended any school again. Entirely self- taught, Fior adopts an intuitive approach to writing. Alice Through the Looking Glass, his first work of fiction, is a re-imagined version of Carroll’s extremely familiar tune. The result is an impressively dark remix. This musical analogy is not just a lazy reference. Music is a creative act as important to Fior as mathematics was to Carroll. Instrumental in developing the guerrilla gig scene that surrounded Pete Doherty’s early career, he also produced and co-wrote ‘For Lovers’. Alice Through the Looking Glass is being published in both limited edition and digital format in November 2014.

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