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My Sister lives on the Mantelpiece by Annabel Pitcher: Our cottage is the complete opposite of our flat in Finsbury Park. It’s white not brown, big not small, old not new … . My new school is tiny. It is surrounded by mountains and trees and a stream runs past the front gate so if you are in the playground you can hear this gurgle gurgle like water running down a plughole. In London my school was on a main road and all you could hear or see or smell was traffic.

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll: Alice opened the door and found that it led into a small passage, not much larger than a rat-hole: she knelt down and looked along the passage into the loveliest garden you ever saw. How she longed to get out of that dark hall, and wander about among those beds of bright flowers and those cool fountains …

The King and Queen of Hearts were seated on their throne when they arrived, with a great crowd assembled about them – all sorts of little birds and beasts, as well as the whole pack of cards: the Knave was standing before them, with a soldier on each side to guard him; and near the King was the White Rabbit, with a trumpet in one hand, and a scroll  of parchment in the other. In the very middle of the court was a table, with a large dish of tarts upon it: they looked so good, that it made Alice quite hungry to look at them.

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