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London, England




Most of the book takes place in various parts of London, the capital of England.

There are very detailed references to the music-halls and theatres in the district known as Theatreland at the heart of the West End. Traditionally, this is defined as the area bounded by The Strand to the south, Oxford Street to the north, Regent Street to the west and Kingsway to the east. 



Later, the two girls live south of the River Thames in Brixton. Nan's time with Diana Lethaby is spent in St. John's Wood in northwest London.

The remainder of the story is based predominantly in north and east London, particularly in the East End. There are specific references to places in Islington, the City, Hackney, Whitechapel, Limehouse, Poplar, Bethnal Green.