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The Westminster Alice

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The Westminster Alice

The Westminster Alice
First edition cover of The Westminster Alice
Author Hector Hugh Munro (Saki)
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Genre Fantasy novel, parody
Publisher Westminster Gazette
Publication date 1902
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages xii, 152

The Westminster Alice is the name of a collection of vignettes written by Hector Hugh Munro (Saki) in 1902 and published by the Westminster Gazette of London. It is a political parody of Lewis Carroll's two books, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass.

The book features 48 drawings after the originals by John Tenniel which were drawn by Francis Carruthers Gould.

It is critical of the politics of the day, of which Alice tries to make sense. A number of notable British politicians are identified in the book. Joseph Chamberlain is the Queen of Hearts, the Red Queen, and the Mad Hatter; Arthur Balfour is the White Queen and the March Hare; Robert Cecil is the King of Hearts and the Dormouse; Archbishop of Canterbury Frederick Temple is the Duchess; and Redvers Buller is Humpty Dumpty.


  • Munro, Hector Hugh (Saki) (2010) ISBN 978-1-904808-54-1


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