The Real Shop

The Old Curiosity Shop (1840-1841) was one of British author Charles Dickens' most popular novels. Inspired in part by the real-life store shown in this c. 1900 photo, the novel relates the tragic story of Nell Trent, a kindly young girl who is tasked with protecting her ill grandfather from a nefarious set of villains who believe the pair are hiding a secret inheritance. 
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