In the course of researching for Notorious Vow, I’ve been fortunate to have been able to draw upon travels across Britain while attending school and on vacation.
Palaces of the nobility from the Georgian and Regency periods by and large no longer exist in the great capital, so the few that remain and can be seen in person are very helpful in any endeavor that investigates this era.
The Adams staircase at Home House was my inspiration for the great central interior feature of Northam House. The remarkable Georgian mansion that is Home House remains today in the form of a private club.
It is a constant source of melancholy for me that so many of these mansions were raized after the Blitz, or because of taxation and development.