I got slammed with work and am way behind on the buddy read, only managing five chapters in three days. *sobs quietly* I'm also behind on reading everyone's updates as I'm trying to avoid possible spoilers.
I agree there's a Seven Dials vibe, and I'm also picking up on Jane Austen-ish-ness. Miss Standing strikes me as a sort of Lady Bertram/Lydia Bennet hybrid. Thoughtless, lazy, devoid of proper feeling, and utterly unconcerned with anything that isn't amusing. I think MbD was right, the conspirators are going to rue the day they conceived a plot involving her. I can't wait!