Rugby's famous names

Lewis Carroll - Alice in Wonderland

A young Charles Lutwidge Dodgson arrived in Rugby in 1846 and spent three years studying at the public school before leaving for Oxford University.

A decade later, writing under the pseudonym of Lewis Carroll, he found worldwide fame with the publication of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, one of the cornerstones of the literary nonsense genre.

Carroll's other works included Through the Looking Glass, the sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland which featured the classic poem, Jabberwocky. 

Begin at the beginning,” the King said gravely, “and go on till you come to the end: then stop.”