The Wonderland of Books of Hours

Online Publication. Text by Sandra Hindman
Fully illustrated, in English, 164 pages

Sitting on the bank by her sister, who is reading, Alice ponders “and what is the use of a book … without pictures or conversations.” You know what comes next. Alice follows the White Rabbit down the rabbit hole and through a long passageway, swims with Mouse in the pool of tears, and meets up with the White Rabbit, the Caterpillar, the March Hare and Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, the Mock Turtle, and the King and Queen, among other fanciful characters.

What if we were to play make-pretend Alice and engage in conversation with some of our thirteen Books of Hours. Let’s imagine going down the rabbit hole. Down, down, down … back in time and place.