What? Where? When?
I am sure there is a reason for it, some sort of convention of the time, but it annoys me. If anyone can explain it I would be most grateful. I have always assumed that it down to a desire to keep things vague, to prevent the reader from fixing the story in any particular place or time but I am sure you know more about it than I do.
I will post a few more pet book hates in the coming days. Your own contributions are, as always, most welcome.