Made a major contribution to who I am


I’m from Vienna, and started reading the Alice book series back in primary school due to a girl in my class doing a book presentation on one of the books.  I kept reading them passionately until there were not any more available translated in German.  I have been wanting to let you know how much I love your books for a very long time now and I truly hope this email reaches you.  Your books mean so much to me and I would go as far as saying that they have majorly contributed to who I am today.  I feel as if I have learned so unbelievably much about life by reading them. Recently, I have found out that there are some more books in the series which just have not been translated into German and I am now in the  process of reading them all.  I am at the age of 20 now and studying sociology abroad, and still every time I read more I am in awe of the life lessons it keeps teaching me.  Even though the time has changed a lot since you have written the books–one could think they take place in 2016.  thank  you from the bottom of my heart for writing the Alice book series. they will always be my favourite books, no matter how old I am.  P.S.  for Christmas I will give one of the books to my young cousin, and I am sure she will be just as hooked on them as I am myself.

Phyllis replied:

Thank you so much for your email.  I have left out bits and pieces that might identify you to friends, even though there’s nothing you might want to hide.  (I always omit or change identifying items from an email).  It’s really sad that Germany stopped publishing the Alice books about the time she enters puberty, but so many Germans speak and read English now that some of them say they enjoy the books more in English than in the German translations.  You’ll find a complete list of all the Alice book titles on my website,


Posted on: October 26, 2016


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