Alice laughed. ‘There’s no use trying,’ she said ‘one can’t believe impossible things.’ ‘I daresay you haven’t had much practice,’ said the Queen. ‘When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast. from Lewis Carroll, ‘Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There’ The delightful conversation between Alice and the White Queen is the starting point for Harriet Russell’s surreal book. Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Where is the centre of nowhere? How do you get to the end of a rainbow? And where is the needle in the haystack? Questions without answers or that are so hard as to be impossible. Others have so many answers one alone could never be right. To all those who can’t resist questions or riddles, this book gives you up to 60 impossible things to think about before lunch! And like Lewis Carroll’s book, page after page, Harriet Russell’s illustrations create a world where things are not quite as impossible as they had seemed... Harriet Russell studied at the Glasgow School of Art and Central Saint Martins in London. She collaborates with publishers and newspapers such as Penguin, The Guardian, Independent on Sunday, Random House, Phaidon and many others. She lives and works in London. “60 impossible things before lunch” is her fifth book for Corraini, after “Jack and the Beanstalk”, “A is for rhinoceros”, “A colouring book for the lazy” and “The utterly pointless counting book”.