Senate House, University of London
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeSenate House, University of London - Credit: Secret Pilgrim, Flickr
The novel opens in London, capital of the United Kingdom.


Google Map


St Merryn's hospital, located in west London, is fictional.

The University of London is spread across the city.  Senate House is located in Bloomsbury, and was the inspiration for George Orwell's Ministry of Fear in Nineteen Eighty-Four.

Avebury Manor, Wiltshire
Creative Commons AttributionAvebury Manor, Wiltshire - Credit: Gordon Robertson

Tynsham Manor is located near Devizes in the county of Wiltshire.


Google Map
West Sussex

South Downs farmland, Sussex
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeSouth Downs farmland, Sussex - Credit: asands, Flickr
The fictional Shirning Farm is located near the real village of Pulborough in West Sussex.