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Perfect for a tea party: Five-bedroom house where the REAL Alice in Wonderland once lived goes on the market for £1million… complete with THAT looking glass

This is the house where Lewis Carroll met the real-life Alice and stared into the looking glass that transported his much-loved character into another world.

And all of it, including the famous mirror that the adventurous child walked through in the second volume of the author’s much-loved series of novels, could be yours for £1million.

The three-storey, five bedroom house in Charlton Kings, Gloucestershire, a suburb of Cheltenham, was home to Alice Liddell and was where Carroll - whose real name was Rev Charles Lutwidge Dodgson - stayed for four days in the 1860s.

The house still features the giant, ornately framed mirror that is said to have inspired the idea behind the second volume of his stories, Through The Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There.

Piece of history: This is the magical house where the girl who inspired Lewis Caroll's Alice In Wonderland stories lived and is up for sale for £1million

The Mirror inside Hetton Lawn, Cudnall Street, Charlton Kings.

Grand: Carroll - whose real name was Charles Lutwidge Dodgson - stayed in the property for four days on a trip to see his friend in Cheltenham

Home: The mirror was in the drawing room of the house, pictured, when Carroll visited in the 1860s

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known by the pen name Lewis Carroll, was an English author, mathematician, logician, Anglican clergyman, and photographer

The property, last sold in 1981, was built for the Liddell family in 1862 and the daughters of Henry Liddell, the dean of Christ Church College in Oxford, were sent to live there when their mother was expecting her fourth child.

The girls, 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 - Lewis Carroll.

The writer’s four day visit was very inspirational because scholars say that the Red Queen was based on the girls’ governess Miss Prickett, and the White Knight was Dodgson himself.

The house’s grand mirror, which at the time was in the drawing room of the house, is 6ft by 5ft in size, and the gilded frame features interwoven branches, foliage, birds dogs and other figures. 

It is now placed on the upstairs landing.

Rare chance: The property has this sweet garden and is on the market for the first time in more than three decades
Private: The house has a greenhouse, a small vegetable plot, mature trees and a large patio that enjoys sunshine for much of the day

Package: Along with the legendary looking glass, buyers in this house 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

Designer: The bright and airy house was the work of architect John Middleton. Middleton was famed for his design of Holy Apostles as well as other churches in Cheltenham

Kitchen: Despite some rooms in the Cheltenham house needing some modernisation the property is expected to fetch at least £1million

Snapshot: A photograph taken by Lewis Carroll of Alice Liddell (R), his inspiration for Alice in Wonderland, and her siblings Edith (L) and Ina (C)

In the book Alice climbs up onto the fireplace in her home and after pressing against it she finds she can walk through it.

Behind the looking glass is a reflected version of her own house where she find Jabberwocky - the reverse book of poetry that can only be read with the help of the mirror.

In the real-life house, along with the mirror, the buyer will also get a large drawing room with doors to the garden, a study next door, a kitchen/breakfast room and a large dining room.

The private garden is walled and had a large flat  lawn surrounded by grand borders. It also has a greenhouse and a small vegetable patch.

The house is marketed with property website Zoopla.

CARROLL ‘HATED HIS FAME’ AND HIS REPUTATION WAS TAINTED BY CLAIMS HE WAS FIXATED BY CHILDREN

Rev Charles Dodgson

Lewis Carroll’s books made him one of the world’s most famous authors, and his classic tales have been loved by generations of children the world over.

But before his death he revealed he wished he had never written his popular Alice books, because he despised the fame their success brought.

The famously private author, whose real name was Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, developed an ‘intense hate’ of being recognised by strangers.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, depicting the journey of a young girl through a fantasy world, was published under the pen name Lewis Carroll in 1865 by Macmillan and Co.

The phenomenal success of the stories was followed in 1871 by his sequel Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There.

Even Queen Victoria wrote personally to the author saying how much she enjoyed his work.

Carroll died shortly before his 66th birthday in 1898 from pneumonia.

By the time of his death, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland had become the most popular children’s book in England. By 1932, it was one of the most popular in the world.

Dodgson was notoriously shy and often refused to sign autographs. In the later stages of his career, he would send collectors who contacted him about his work a printed note denying any connection with Lewis Carroll.

Her father was Dean of Christ Church college and Dodgson was a close friend of the family until there was a mysterious cooling of relations in 1863, when she was 11.

In 2008, another letter from  Dodgson came to light in which the lifelong bachelor appeared to address speculation about whether he was a paedophile.

Following his death pages from his diaries were censored or destroyed, and none of his ten siblings ever spoke about him to outsiders.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2591691/Five-bedroom-three-storey-house-real-Alice-Wonderland-lived-market-time-three-decades-1million-complete-looking-glass.html#ixzz2xKmrZBXZ 
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