- Emma is named after my sister Emily, who designed this website! Emma’s last name (Dunster) is named after my husband’s college dorm. My dorm was Mather House, which was right next door, and not nearly as attractive. This isn’t the only time I have name characters after alma maters, the characters in How to Marry a Marquis were also named for schools my husband and I went to.
- Westonbirt (Alex’s ancestral home), is actually the name of the boarding school I attended in England. Alex’s home wouldn’t have looked like my Westonbirt, though. The school’s main building was constructed during Victorian times, at least fifty years after Splendid took place.
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