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What happened when our favourite children's characters grew up?

Ever wondered what happened to your favourite literary characters from childhood? As we have moved on our friends have remained firmly on the page, captured as a moment in time - until now.

From Goldilocks to Moomintroll, we imagine what the futures of beloved children’s book characters might look like - many years on from their infamous jaunts...

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