The tale behind the inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland is an interesting and surprising one. Carroll was compelled to write the classic after a day out antiquing in Bournemouth. After stopping off for a cup of tea and a slice of lemon drizzle cake, Carroll stumbled upon what became his favourite antique bazaar, ‘Alice’s Antique Wonderland’. The owner – the aforementioned Alice – had collected items from across the world including an ivory elephant tusk from India, a Band of Brothers box set from Nashville and a rubber duck from Rotherham. Her and her collection captured Carroll’s imagination and from here the rest is literary history.