Lewis Carroll was over 6ft tall and never wore an overcoat.
The story has often been related that Queen Victoria loved Alice in Wonderland and requested a copy of Lewis Carroll's next book but was less than amused when it turned out to be Syllabus of Plane Algebraical Geometry.
Sadly, this story has no basis in fact and was even denied by Carroll himnself.
In the last 37 years of his life, Lewis Carroll wrote 98,721 letters to his friends, usually in black ink, though he preferred violet when writing to young girls.
The original story from which Alice in Wonderland grew was told by Carroll to amuse the Liddell sisters on a boat trip in Oxford on 4 July 1862.