Marisa Coulter's flat was in a grand mansion block on the north bank of the Thames in London.[1] Lyra Silvertongue lived here for around six weeks, before she ran away.[2]


The flat had large, south facing windows, meaning that it was filled with light. The decoration was very pretty, with white and gold striped wallpaper, leafy green carpet, and ornaments on the surfaces.[1]

Lyra alethiometer bed

Lyra reads her alethiometer in bed in Marisa Coulter's flat

Lyra's bedroom was cosy, with cupboards, a dressing table, a chest-of-drawers and a wardrobe. Her bed was much softer than the one she had at Jordan College.[1]


Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Northern Lights, chapter 4
  2. Northern Lights, chapter 5