peck of debatable geography

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Baheth

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Arabic
He came to London from Jersey, and arrived on that speck of debatable geography from the South of France.


I have read this in Andrew Forrester's 'The Private Detective'.
The author has said earlier that the man lives is a room in a district called the North-Western district.
Would you please explain what exactly happened here? Does that speck of debatable geography refer to Jersey?
 
  • Uncle Jack

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    Would you please explain what exactly happened here? Does that speck of debatable geography refer to Jersey?
    I imagine so, although it is not clear just from this sentence what the writer/narrator means by "debatable geography". Jersey is one of the Channel Islands, a British dependency, although it is far closer to France than Britain. I don't know that its political situation is often "debated", though. "Speck" refers to Its small area of 120 km2.
     
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