Childish inspiration

Some 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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