I need an Abbey in the UK that will be the home for the "cult of Thoth", the community established by Princess Amunet when she moves to England in 1840. I wanted one that would not feel too big and majestic but rather evoke hard work and discretion. I think I have found what I've been looking for, and therefore I will use Cleeve Abbey in Somerset as a model for the fictional abbey appearing in the book. These are gorgeous buildings, but also feel like a home - indeed, after the dissolution of Monasteries, it was promptly converted into a home, and it might be what saved the building from annihilation.
I think therefore I write.