Through a looking glass darkly

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If 'Through the Looking Glass' is Lewis Carroll's mirror image of Wonderland, then 'Through A Looking Glass Darkly', is the mirror crack'd. In this text Alice is not the Victorian schoolgirl but an incarnation of the modern Kate Moss archetype. Crucially, the titular Looking Glass of Fior's novel is not that of a domestic living room mirror atop a mantelpiece, but a sorcerous magic mirror salvaged from a junk shop. This reimagining is complemented through the use of references to actual historical events including W.B. Yeats' membership of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, and the battle to save it from the malign influence of the young Aleister Crowley.