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Homes for sale with literary links – in pictures


This three-bedroom, end-of-terrace house was part of
the former Bowes Academy, a boarding school for boys and visited by Charles Dickens in February 1838. Many schools like Bowes had no vacations and were cheap, squalid places for parents to dump their offspring. Outraged by its disgraceful conditions, Dickens used it as the basis of Dotheboys Hall in his novel Nicholas Nickleby, causing an outcry that forced many such schools, including Bowes, to close. It now shares formal gardens and a courtyard with the other six properties in the school. £250,000
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Yopa, 0333 305 0202



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