Unbecoming Setting

Jenny Downham
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North Bisham

This is the town where Caroline, Katie, and Chris live, having moved here after Caroline's husband left the family. Caroline clearly chose to live there because she remembers being happy when she lived there as a child, believing that Pat was her mother. There are several specific places in North Bisham described in the novel, including the house where Pat and Caroline had lived, the cafe where Mary and Katie often spend time, the library where Katie draws a rainbow, and the school Katie attends.

St. Catherine's Care Home

This is the nursing facility where Mary eventually goes to stay. The facility is near the sea, which is a positive aspect for Mary, and it is divided into living quarters, including one called the Willows. Katie feels the facility is a nightmare for someone like Mary, who craved freedom. Caroline, however, sees it as a safe place...

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