The small village of Turville in Buckinghamshire, about 7 miles north of Henley-on-Thames and 35 miles west of London, is a favorite destination among British movie producers for its quintessential English village style. Many movies and television series have been shot here including the sitcoms The Vicar of Dibley, Midsomer Murders, Agatha Christie’s Marple, Foyle’s War, and the movies Maleficent and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, to name a few. But the town’s biggest claim to fame is an eleven-year old girl named Ellen Sadler, who went to sleep one night and didn’t wake up for nine years.
“Young Girl Sleeping” by Bernhard Keil (1624–1687)
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