Romance of a Shop
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Campden Hill51.50454-0.198341
Campden Hill is the location of the Lorimer sisters' home, which they lose when their father dies (pg. 51). http://hawksites.newpaltz.edu/virtuallylondon/2015/12/07/campden-hill/
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Queen’s Gate51.496864,-0.179251
Constance Lived in Queens gate with her family (pg 67) http://hawksites.newpaltz.edu/virtuallylondon/?p=855
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Lancaster Gate51.511844-0.179692
Lancaster Gate was the area where people of higher class held great importance. Aunt Caroline holds positions in certain circles here.(pg 67) http://hawksites.newpaltz.edu/virtuallylondon/?p=865
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Upper Baker Street51.522894-0.157913
Upper Baker Street is the location of the home and the photographer's studio of the Lorimer sisters. p 74 http://hawksites.newpaltz.edu/virtuallylondon/2015/12/07/upper-baker-street/
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New Street51.517253-0.079015
New Street is mentioned in passing as the Lorimer sisters travel through it to get to their new home on Baker Street (pg. 75). http://hawksites.newpaltz.edu/virtuallylondon/2015/12/07/new-street/
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Gloucester Place51.521188-0.159429
The Lorimer girls travel through Gloucester Place on their way to their new lodgings at Baker Street (pg. 75) http://hawksites.newpaltz.edu/virtuallylondon/2015/12/07/gloucester-place/
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Russell and Allen’s (Old Bond Street)51.50921-0.14122
Constance, being engaged, tried on a dress at Russell & Allen, a dress design and supply shop on Old Bond Street. (pg.79) http://hawksites.newpaltz.edu/virtuallylondon/2015/12/07/russell-allen-old-bond-street/
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Baker Street Station51.523156-0.156861
The Lorimer sisters part here after a day in Baker Street, with Phyllis disappearing underground into the station itself and Gertrude boarding an omnibus aboveground. (pg. 80) http://hawksites.newpaltz.edu/virtuallylondon/2015/12/07/baker-street-station-in-amy-levys-the-romance-of-a-shop/
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The Sycamores51.53555-0.177839
The Sycamores is the name of Sidney Darrell’s studio in St. John’s Wood. Gertrude goes here to photograph one of his paintings (103). Later, Phyllis spends time here having her portrait painted and eventually runs away with him to get married. It is also where Gertrude finds her and brings her home (170). http://hawksites.newpaltz.edu/virtuallylondon/2015/12/07/the-sycamores/
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Regent’s Park51.531137-0.159287
Regent's Park is the home of Lord Watergate, a friend of Mr. Darrell's who marries Gertrude at the end of the novel. Regent's Park is a very fashionable and respectable area of London surrounding the actual park (pg. 85) http://hawksites.newpaltz.edu/virtuallylondon/2015/12/07/regents-park/
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Sussex Place51.525511-0.159894
Gertrude Lorimer travels to the home of Lord Watergate, located in Sussex Place, Regent’s Park. Her assignment is to take "disease photos" of his late wife. Gertrude describes the street as being “located mid-way between the terrace” and as having a “white curve of houses with columns, the cupolas, and the railed-in space of garden that fronted the Park” (86). http://hawksites.newpaltz.edu/virtuallylondon/2015/12/07/sussex-place/
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York Place51.466976-0.180108
York Place is the location of the shared studio of Mr. Oakley and Frank Jermyn. Here Frank works as an engraver (89). Lucy and Frank go to Frank’s studio so she may photograph his “drapery” (96-97). Requested by Mr. Oakley, the women busy themselves over the next several days by taking photographs of the drapery, from “morning till night” at the gentleman’s studio (98). Then, before Frank Jermyn's finalized artwork is sent to the Royal Academy he invites the sisters, Darrell and Lord Watergate to the studio in York Place to "inspect" his engravings (113-6). Following Frank's party, Lord Watergate and Darrell stay in York Place. During their time Lord Watergate ponders if the sisters would honor him by preparing slides to be utilized as an accompaniment to his lectures at the Royal Institution (117). http://hawksites.newpaltz.edu/virtuallylondon/2015/12/07/york-place/ ‎
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Harley Street51.520749-0.147674
Chapter 8 : Harley Street is mentioned to be where Frank Jermyn is going to attend a dance. http://hawksites.newpaltz.edu/virtuallylondon/2015/12/07/harley-street/
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Royal Academy of Arts51. 30'34.8"0. 08'23.6"
Frank's roomate, Mr. Oakley, has pictures that he sends to the Academy. Frank has a party to show off the pictures. p.111 http://hawksites.newpaltz.edu/virtuallylondon/2015/12/07/royal-academy-of-arts/ ‎
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Maryleborne Church51.522756-0.1524
Marylebone Church is where Fanny's wedding to Edward Marsh takes place (158). http://hawksites.newpaltz.edu/virtuallylondon/2015/12/07/marylebone-church/
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Notting Hill51.511562-0.205174
Notting Hill is where Fanny and her husband settle down in Amy Levy's Romance Of A Shop. Although Fanny is happily married she remains without children and in her original social class. p. 158 ( http://hawksites.newpaltz.edu/virtuallylondon/2015/12/07/notting-hill/ )
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Praed Street Station51.30'34.8"0.10'37.0"
Gertrude travels home using this station, after dropping Lucy off to visit Frank's family. When she gets home she discovers the letter from Phyllis. p. 166
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Charing Cross Station51.508074-0.127636
In Romance Of A Shop by Amy Levy Charing Cross Station is a turning point for Phyllis's health. As she plans to run away to go get married to Darrell she becomes sicker and can't manage the journey. At this station that Phyllis herself turns around and returns to Darrell's house. pg.175 ( http://hawksites.newpaltz.edu/virtuallylondon/2015/12/07/charing-cross-station/ )
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