Tuesday, June 16, 2009
The world they lived in
My research library contains a number of ancient tomes. It's amazing how many are illustrated. For which I am grateful. When I'm setting a scene, the history nerd in me wants it to be as accurate as possible. Thus it's good to have actual pictures of the place. Floor plans are wonderful. And maps, of course. Since my new book, DON'T TEMPT ME, will be out soon (30 June, if anyone's asking), it seemed like a good idea to launch this blog with some helpful illustrations.
The story proper opens in White's, a gentleman's club in St. James's Street.
Here's St. James's Street. White's is at 37-38 St. James's Street.
Here's White's and the famous Bow Window where Lucien's friends have gathered.
Here's Berkeley Square, where the Lexhams live, in the lower left hand corner.