Page 155. " and jumped him over Hampstead Heath "


Hampstead Heath
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 Hampstead Heath (locally known as "the Heath") is a large ancient parkland in London, covering 320 hectares (790 acres). The parkland is public and is one of the highest points in London, running from Hampstead to Highgate.

View from Hampstead Heath
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The Heath is hilly, and includes ponds, recent and ancient woodlands, a lido, playgrounds, and a training track, and it adjoins the stately home of Kenwood House and its grounds. The Heath has long been a popular place for Londoners to walk and take the air.


Page 158. " He lives in Greenwich "
Greenwich Observatory
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 Greenwich  is a district in south-east London, England, on the south bank of the River Thames. It is best known for its maritime history and as giving its name to the Greenwich Meridian (0° longitude) and Greenwich Mean Time. The town became a popular resort in the 17th century with many grand houses established on Maze Hill, next to the park.

Cutty Sark, Greenwich
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From the Georgian period estates of houses were constructed above the town centre. The maritime connections of Greenwich were celebrated in the 20th century, with the sitting of the Cutty Sark and Gipsy Moth IV next to the river front, and the National Maritime Museum in the former buildings of the Royal Hospital School in 1934.

Page 162. " at the corner of Duke Street and Piccadilly "


Fortnum and Masons
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In real life, at the corner of Duke Street and Piccadilly is located not Pinn’s Accoutrements, but  Fortnum and Masons - a department store and Royal Warrant holder. Its headquarters are at 181 Piccadilly where it was established in 1707 by William Fortnum and Hugh Mason. Fortnum and Mason is recognised internationally for its high quality goods and as an iconic British symbol. It is also the location of a celebrated tea shop.

Piccadilly at night
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikePiccadilly at night - Credit: Adriana Lukas, Flickr
 Piccadilly is a major London street, running from Hyde Park Corner in the west to Piccadilly Circus in the east. Piccadilly is not one of London's principal shopping streets, despite the presence of several famous shops. The Ritz Hotel is in the street, along with some other luxury hotels. There are also some offices and some very expensive flats. Piccadilly is one of the widest and straightest streets in central London.

Page 166. " last year was Nefertiti's ankle bracelet "

Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeNefertiti - Credit: Xenon 77
 Nefertiti (c. 1370 BC – c. 1330 BC) was the Great Royal Wife (chief consort) of the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten. Nefertiti and her husband were known for changing Egypt's religion from a polytheistic religion to a henotheistic religion. They revered only one god, Aten, the sun disc. This was not strictly monotheism, as they did not deny the existence of other gods. Nefertiti was made famous by her bust, now in Berlin's Neues Museum. The bust is one of the most copied works of ancient Egypt.
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An anklet, or ankle bracelet is an ornament worn around the ankle.

Page 167. " the wolf pelt of Romulus "

Lupa - She-Wolf - suckling Romulus and Remus
Creative Commons AttributionLupa - She-Wolf - suckling Romulus and Remus - Credit: Georces
 Romulus and Remus (traditionally c. 771 BC–c. 717 BC and c. 771 BC–c. 753 BC respectively) are the traditional founders of Rome, appearing in Roman mythology as the twin sons of the Vestal Virgin Rhea Silvia, fathered by the god of war, Mars. According to the tradition recorded as history by Plutarch and Livy, Romulus served as the first King of Rome. According to Plutarch, twins were abandoned, and they survived because they were found and suckled by a she-wolf (Lupa).


Page 167. " the flute of Chartres "

Chartres Cathedral
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A town in north-central France, Chartres is located 96 km (60 mi) southwest of Paris. Chartres is built on the left bank of the Eure River, on a hill crowned by its famous cathedral, the spires of which are a landmark in the surrounding country. To the south-east stretches the fruitful plain of Beauce, the "granary of France", of which the town is the commercial centre.


Page 167. " friar Bacon's skull "
Title page of Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay
Public DomainTitle page of Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay - Credit: Robert Greene
 The Honourable History of Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay is an Elizabethan era stage play, a comedy written by Robert Greene. It is widely regarded as Greene's best and most significant play. Friar Bacon - who is based on  the historical Roger Bacon, the thirteenth-century polymath who suffered a popular reputation as a magician - is a necromancer with great magical powers who, appalled by the outcome of  his spells, renounces magic and turns to a life of repentance.
Page 168. " Mr Beecham's estate in Surrey "

Surrey, South Downs
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 Surrey is a county in the South East of England. Due to its proximity to London there are many commuter towns and villages in Surrey, the population density is high and the area is more affluent than other parts of the UK. Surrey is the most densely populated county after Greater London, the metropolitan counties and Bristol. Surrey contains a good deal of mature woodland and numerous notable beauty spots. The county is credited with having the highest proportion of millionaires in the UK. The average wage in Surrey is bolstered by the high number of residents who work in financial services.