The Alice Behind Wonderland

Immortal Alice Liddell, juvenile muse to Lewis Carroll, has starred in a novel by Geoff Ryman, an Ian Holm film, and a pornographic comic by Alan Moore, among many other posthumous excursions. Now, bestselling historian Simon Winchester, riffing on the famed portrait of Alice as a beggar child, seeks to plumb the actuality of her life and the mysterious relationship with a bookish Oxford don that inspired a seemingly infinite Wonderland.

July 23: Jessica Mitford died on this day in 1996.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.