In this book we get to see Josie and the different places where she lives throughout her life. Like in most of Maureen Lee’s novels, the action takes place in Liverpool.
We first get to see Josie in Huskisson Street where she lives in some kind of brothel with her mother. Then when Josie starts her publishing company, she buys a building in the same street.
When Lily and Josie are teenagers, they work in some kind of holiday resort in Colwyn Bay. Colwyn Bay is a town, community and seaside resort in Conwy County Borough on the north coast of Wales overlooking the Irish Sea.
After New York, her marriage, her stay in London, and Laura’s death, Josie returns to Liverpool. She first gets an apartment in Princes Avenue which is opposite Princes Road. Princes Road is a street in Toxteth, Liverpool. In Liverpool’s nineteenth-century heyday, Princes Road was a grand avenue of merchants’ houses, some of which have since fallen into disrepair or been demolished.
The Kavanaghs moved to Childwall where Josie spent some time too. Childwall is an affluent suburb of Liverpool.