"the book that changed the way we see the man who wrote Alice in Wonderland". When In the Shadow of the Dreamchild first appeared in 1999 it created an uproar claiming that a massive and simplistic 'Myth' had grown to conceal the complex reality of Lewis Carroll’s existence, Since then ,it has since become a benchmark book and an important reference work for all Carroll scholars and fans. More than any other single book it has helped transform our image of Lewis Carroll from lonely deviant to mature and complex human being. - Now it is out in a new paper-back edition, revised and extended. Read the detailed story of how the various biographers' obsessions, fantasies and failures combined to create the mirage of 'Carroll', and discover the mysterious and neglected reality behind it..