Went to the Royal Academy Summer Show the other day and came across a piece of art called The London Map of Days, by the distinguished North London printmaker Mychael Barratt.

As the name suggests, the art work marks notable events for each day of the year, and I was glued to it for quite a while, studying the multitude of things that have happened in London.

Right up at the top of the print I noticed 4 July 1865, and a picture of Alice.

At first I was surprised - I associate the publication of Alice in Wonderland so closely with Oxford - but of course Macmillans was based in London and that is where the book was published. I'm glad Alice made it into the Royal Academy in her anniversary year.