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From the Journal

  • Childish inspiration - favourite places that inspired children's stories

    Rudyard Kipling's house where he wrote Puck of Pook's Hill.  He moved to Bateman's the year his Just So Stories were published, 1902

    A tiny door in the wall of the Oxford college where Lewis Caroll (really a Mathematics professor called Charles Dodgson) wrote Alice in Wonderland 

    Boats at Pin Mill harbour on the banks of the River Orwell where Arthur Ransome set some of his children's sailing adventures  

    The woods near Great Missenden where Roald Dahl lived and wrote stories such as Danny the Champion of the World and Fantastic Mr Fox 

    The windmill from the children's classic movie, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

    The steep slope of the real Watership Down in Hampshire

    The River Thames where Mole, Ratty and Toad shared adventures in Kenneth Grahame's Wind in the Willows
     The house from Lucy Boston's classic, The Children of Green Knowe


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