Penny and me in the drawing room of the Howard, our hotel in Edinburgh. Andrew Thirle went to University in Edinburgh. Charles would have visited Edinburgh growing up, and he and Mélanie and children would visit. Edinburgh was the center of a great deal of liberal thought during the Regency. The Georgian terrace house interior of the Howard inspired some of my thinking about Charles and Mélanie’s London houses, both the Berkeley Square house (which is originally Kenneth Fraser’s) and the South Audley Street House they are living in in “Beneath a Silent Moon.”