The Question and Answer section for The Open Window is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
One major theme in the story is empowerment. Specifically, Vera's power over Framton because of his condition, and her own ability to weave a believable story from her imagination.
He is from a bigger city than where he is visiting but I don't recall a specific place stated.
Which particular character are you referring to?