Arts and Entertainment Glenn Close as Cruella de Vil

Will the 101 Dalmatians villain finally manage to craft the coat she so desires?

After dark: Curiouser and curiouser

A new club night highlights what the organisers claim is the `druggy' nature of Alice in Wonderland. Not as you read it with mother

Letter: Psychedelic Alice

Sir: In your article "Alice in clubland upsets Lewis Carroll fans" (30 September), Kate Wilson, of Macmillan's Children's Books, claims that "Members of the Lewis Carroll Society will not like this."

Joe Kennedy stole my life-interview: Sheila Rauch Kennedy

Twenty years were wiped out when her marriage was annulled, but this Kennedy wife isn't taking it lying down. To prove it, she's written a book blowing the lid off the US Catholic establishment

Nightlife: Alice in clubland upsets Lewis Carroll fans

Rock promoter Harvey Goldsmith is backing a show on the club scene featuring images from 'Alice in Wonderland', and many references to drugs.

Basil plays hide-and-seek in Blunderland

Cardinal Basil Hume, the head of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales, has described his spiritual life as "more a wandering in Blunderland than a resting and relaxing in Wonderland."

COMMENT: The professor's power failure

At last the "Alice In Wonderland" approach of the previous government to electricity competition has come to an end. Professor Stephen Littlechild, who has been presiding over the Mad Hatter's Tea Party that passes for the 1998 project has conceded what has been obvious for a long time. Not all of the 12 regional electricity companies will be ready for domestic competition next April.

Army thinkers draw line between peace and war

British strategists say armies can have an impartial role in conflicts, reports Christopher Bellamy

Employees call the shots in the City

Bonuses, bonuses, bonuses. Morgan Grenfell Asset Management pay theirs in late February and few people yet know what they are going to get. Those who think they will be little or nothing point to the pounds 400m cost and rising of the Peter Young debacle - a couple of years' profit for the Deutsche Morgan Grenfell investment banking operation as a whole. But there's another school which says that if MGAM doesn't match the bonus bonanza being experienced elsewhere in the City, then its best people are going to walk and there won't be much of a business left.

PASSED/FAILED: Susannah York

Susannah York appears in tomorrow night's ITV Ruth Rendell mystery, A Dark Blue Perfume. She is currently in The Merry Wives of Windsor at Stratford, where she can soon be seen in Camino Real and Hamlet.

'Twas the nightie before Christmas

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ON A BOAT, ONE SUMMER'S DAY

ON the "golden afternoon" of 4 July 1862, the Reverend Charles Dodgson, his friend Robinson Duckworth and the three young daughters of the Dean of Christ Church college in Oxford went on the boating trip up the Thames towards Godstow during which the main part of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland was composed, extempore, by Dodgson. It surprised Duckworth so much that he turned round and asked the provenance of the story. "I'm inventing it as we go along," came the reply. The children were delighted, especially ten-year-old Alice Liddell, who had been cast as the heroine, and it was at her insistence that Dodgson wrote out the tale. Two years later, the story was published under the pseudonym Dodgson used for his comic verse contributions to magazines, "Lewis Carroll".

Death in Venice: the remix

Thomas Mann's gay 'Lolita' has been done to death. But one British director was determined to make a film of the novel inspired by the film of the original. And set it in Swiss Cottage. Roger Clarke went on location to find out why

Dance Cinderella / Alice in Wonderland ENB, Coliseum, London

The last time I saw Lisa Pavane and Greg Horsman dancing together was when they replaced another husband-and-wife team during the second half of a performance of Swan Lake. Both were suffering jet lag after a long-haul flight and were trying to unwind when English National Ballet's distress call came. Half an hour later, they were on stage. Pavane had taken a sleeping pill and Horsman had been drinking - not that you'd have guessed it from the way they danced that evening.

Choice: The critics

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Obituary / Gp Capt F. C. Richardson

F. C. Richardson made a unique and outstanding contribution to RAF navigation, for in 1940-41 - working in the Air Ministry while the Battle of Britain was at its height - he wrote the Manual of Air Navigation (known in the Service as AP [Air Publication] 1234), a classic account of basic principles with Alice in Wonderland quotations at the head of each chapter.
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