Most of the action takes place in Westbrook, a town in Kent. Westbrook is a Victorian seaside resort on the Thanet peninsula in the southeast corner of England. It is part of the ribbon development of the north Kent coast between Westgate-on-Sea to the west and Margate to the east.
Another location that is mentioned is Sandwich, where Fliss’s mother lives. Sandwich is a historic town and civil parish on the River Stour in the non-metropolitan district of Dover, within the ceremonial county of Kent, south-east England. It has a population of 4,985.