A Brownstone in Manhattan

That's where I am.
Sitting in the library of a 5 story brownstone working on another chapter of this book.

And wonder of all wonders, the scene I am drafting takes place in a wonderful, woody and warm library just like this one. The only difference is that I am on the affluent Upper West Side of NYC in 2009 and the scene takes place in Berkley Square London 1815.

The similarity?
Both governess' have just put their charges to bed.