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A Map of the Damage

A Map of the Damage

Why a Booktrail?

1841, 1941: Two women, a century apart, united by one place: the Mirrormakers’ Club.

  • ISBN: 978-1471151668
  • Genre: Historical

What you need to know before your trail

London, 1941. Livy makes her way through Blitz-torn London to the Mirrormakers’ Club, the only place that makes her feels safe, where she finds herself drawn into the mystery of a missing diamond, and torn between two men with competing claims on her.

London, 1841. Charlotte is helped from the scene of an accident by a man who shows her a building he is working on, and whose kindness unlocks a hope she has long kept buried. But that man is not her husband.

Two women, a century apart, united by one place: the Mirrormakers’ Club. A building which holds echoes of past loves and hates, and hides the darkest of secrets in its foundations.

Travel Guide

Travel to London and the Mirrormaker’s Club BookTrail style


The Mirrormaker’s club is fictional but is inspired by the very real London Club which is a very real Gentleman’s club. The City of London Club was the first gentleman’s club in London.

It was built by architect Philip Hardwick who also built nearby Goldsmith’s Hall. The author researched the book by looking at letters between Hardwick which were found in Goldsmith’s archives. The character of HenryDale-Collingwood was based upon the letters and the characters within.


In appearance, the Kinsburg diamond is inspired by the Beau Sancy Diamond. The latter is a diamond found in India that has been owned by a number of European royal houses. In May 2012, it was sold at Sotheby’s auction in Geneva for $9.57 million.

The Redlands Estate

The Redlands estate in the novel is inspired by the very real Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire.

Streetview Maps

A) Goldsmith's Hall
B) Pall Mall - Henry's Club?
C) New Bond Street - jewel shops
G) Greville St - Mrs Cohen's Cafe

BookTrail Boarding Pass: A Map of the Damage

Destination/location: London  Author/guide: Sophia Tobin   Departure Time: 1841, 1941

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