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Castles

The defensive nature of their surnames makes the relationship between Christabel LaMotte and Maud Bailey inevitable.

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Throughout the text castles are alluded to and imagery drawn upon. Maud and Roland work within the Victorian Gothic pile, Seal Court, where Christabel had seen herself as a witch.

"Oh, my dear, here I sit, an old witch in a turret, writing my verses..."

In the library the academics work in front of an elaborate Morris window.

"...depicting in central medallions, the building of a golden keep on a green hill, fortified and bedizened with banners..."

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