For Sale ... the Castle of Little Lord Fauntleroy; "1.25Million for Ancient Clan Seat Famous as Setting for Children's Classic
Byline: OLIVER COLEMAN
MORE than a century after he first donned his trademark velvet-andlace suit, he is still one of the best-loved characters in children's fiction.
Now owners of the Scottish castle where the 'real-life' Little Lord Fauntleroy once lived are hoping his tale will charm buyers the way it has generations of readers.
Teaninich Castle, in Invernessshire, has been put up for sale at offers over 1.25million.
Built in the 1660s, the B-listed building at Alness was once the clan seat of the Munros of Teaninich.
But its chief claim to fame is that it was once home to New Yorker Charles Harrison " the man said to have inspired Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic novel.
Harrison, who emigrated from his native America as a young man, is said to have been living at the 13- bedroom mansion when it was visited by the English-born writer.
Burnett was so fascinated by his life story that she immortalised him in her 1886 tale of Cedric Errol " a New York youngster brought across the Atlantic to live as a British aristocrat.
The book became a favourite for generations of young readers and was made into several films, including …
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Publication information: Article title: For Sale ... the Castle of Little Lord Fauntleroy; "1.25Million for Ancient Clan Seat Famous as Setting for Children's Classic. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Mail (London). Publication date: October 10, 2006. Page number: 36. © 2007 Daily Mail. COPYRIGHT 2006 Gale Group.
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