Alice in Wonderland illustrated by Ralph Steadman.
I doubt that I had this version, but Alice has always been essential reading in our family. I am starting to get a small collection of illustrated Alices, so when I was out today and came across The Complete Alice and The Hunting of the Snark I had to grab it. This hardback was published in 1986 by Jonathan Cape. Ralph Steadman’s version of Alice in Wonderland was first published in 1967 – so it qualifies for ‘around during my childhood’.
The mouse’s tale after the caucus race.
The Hatter and the March Hare are introduced. I adore this illustration. Note the Hatter’s glasses and headphones and Alice’s mid-century chair.
The trial – so much to look at here. And the Rabbit is dressed as a city gent in this version, with bowler hat (holes cut for ears) and tightly furled umbrella.