Robert Douglas-Fairhurst is the author of The Story of Alice: Lewis Carroll and The Secret History of Wonderland (Harvill Secker)

The fine lines of Franz Kafka

The writer’s drawings are every bit as fastidious as his sentences – and full of the same preoccupations

Two of a deck of 78 tarot cards designed by Salvador Dalí and originally published in 1983–84.

Surreal deal – on Salvador Dalí’s tarot deck

Long out of print, the cards have been reissued by Taschen. But what of the artistic merits of their designs?

A bewitching history of magic at the Ashmolean

An ancient cow’s heart and a witches’ ladder are among the intriguing objects in this exploration of magical thinking

The eccentric and enduring visions of Julia Margaret Cameron

Julia Margaret Cameron’s photographs are some of the most hauntingly original of the 19th century.