Dancing at Midnight Setting & Symbolism

Julia Quinn
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Shakespeare's Works

Belle's project has been to read all of Shakespeare's works in alphabetical order. She is reading The Winter's Tale when she and John meet for the first time.

Spectacles

Belle is near-sighted, but has a hard time admitting it at first, though she finally has to get glasses or spectacles.

Westonbirt

The country estate of Alex and Emma, bordering on John's.

London

The city where the majority of the action takes place.

Iberian Peninsula

The war that John fought that resulted in him having a limp.

Bletchford

John's estate, which he recently bought. Characters repeatedly comment on how terrible the name is.

Lord Byron

One of the poets whose work John tries to pass of as his own.

The Poem

Belle wants John to write her a poem to prove his love.

Tumbley Party

The party where everything comes to a head and Spencer tries to...

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