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Lewis Carroll, born 1832, was exceptionally talented in mathematics and logic. He produced nearly a dozen scientific books, developed many games and various inventions. On the other hand, he faced difficulties in his social life and suffered from a serious health issues, including micropsia and macropsia - that affect perception of an object’s size (later called ‘Alice in Wonderland syndrome’). On 4th July 1862, Carroll was on a rowing boat trip with three young Liddell sisters (including Alice) and told them a tale about an adventure-seeking Alice. The girls loved it and asked him to write it down. Carroll’s relationship with the family suddenly ended, for unknown reasons. Some researchers say that Carroll may have wanted to marry the 11-year-old Alice, but he may also have had an affair with her mum. Suggestions of paedophilia emerged years after his death. Carroll’s diaries prove that he enjoyed many scandalous relationships with adult women. He died of pneumonia in 1898, aged 65.

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