A wee fact I was made aware of recently, and really quite fascinated by, was that the two people above once met in a London bookshop in 1932.
The old lady is Alice Liddell Hargreaves, the inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, and the young man is Peter Llewelyn Davies, the boy on whom J M Barrie based Peter Pan!
I’m not quite sure why I find this so intriguing, I just think I’d like to know what two people with such a unique bond talked about.*
* A fictional play called Peter and Alice based on this encounter was written by John Logan and starred Dame Judi Dench and Ben Whishaw.