The old curiosity shop
Part of the Vintage classics series
Gentle Nell Trent lives a simple, if solitary life with her doting grandfather in his curiosity shop.
Her parents died in poverty and unbeknownst to Nell her grandfather is obsessed with winning her an inheritance through gambling, but is forced to borrow heavily from malicious money-lender Quilp.
As their debts mount up Nell and her grandfather are forced to flee London, pursued by the vindictive Quilp and others who seek to exploit them, in Dicken's classic tale of pathos and villainy.