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Alice in Wonderland house goes on the market for £1m

THE house where the girl who inspired Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures In Wonderland stories lived has been put up for sale for £1 million.

The property where Alice Liddell grew up is on the market for the first time in more than three decades.

The three-storey, five bedroom house in Charlton Kings, Gloucestershire, inspired one of English literature's children's classic when Lewis Carroll paid a visit to the house and the girls who lived there.

The house still features the massive, ornately framed mirror that is said to have inspired the title of the second volume of Alice stories, Alice Through The Looking Glass.

It was built for the Liddell family in 1862.

The daughters of Henry Liddell, the dean of Christ Church College in Oxford - Alice, Lorina and Edith - stayed with their grandparents, governess and two maiden aunts, and while there received a visit from their father's close friend the Rev Charles Lutwidge Dodgson - Lewis Carroll's real name.

His four-day visit seems to have been inspirational; scholars of Carroll's work say that the Red Queen was based on the girls' governess Miss Prickett.

Buyers will get five bedrooms, a large drawing room with doors to the garden, a study next door, a kitchen/breakfast room and a large dining room.

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