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Books set in location – great reading for your travels

Books set in location offer great travel reading. TripFiction was created to make it easy to match a location with a book, and thanks to our searchable database you can find a book relevant to any trip. A resource for both actual and armchair travellers.

TripFiction features novels, travelogues and memoirs set in over 1,800 countries, regions, and cities from around the world – so your destination is almost bound to be covered.

When you are planning your travel reading, don’t forget to research your location on TripFiction. You will find advice on the best books to read for wherever you want to go. TripFiction lets you see a location through an author’s eyes.

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Heaven, My Home

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Location: Louisiana, Texas

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  • Location: Swiss Alps
  • Author: Paolo Maurensig

"What a delightful short novel this is! Set in for the most part in 1981, A Devil Comes to Town is a..."

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  • Location: London, Lundy Island
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"Connolly’s debut novel, The Fifth Voice, was highly praised and shortlisted for the Independent Book of the Year by Writing Magazine in..."

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  • Location: Barcelona
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  • Location: Greece
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"A snapshot few weeks into the lives of the dysfunctional Wright family. Mum and wife Sue Ellen (nothing like the Dallas..."

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  • Location: Belgium, Birmingham, Germany
  • Author: E S Purnell

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  • Location: Cyprus
  • Author: Nadia Marks

"The story starts out in the early 20th Century in a remote, hill top village in Cyprus. Two families – one..."

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  • Location: Belgium, Sicily, Sweden, United States (USA)
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"The Carrier is an absolutely fascinating read. It is first of all a really good and absorbing thriller. Erasmus Levine, the..."

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  • Book: The Last Stage
  • Location: Surrey
  • Author: Louise Voss

"In the 1980s/90s Meredith used to sing with Cohen, a hugely successful group. After a seemingly random attack in the mid..."

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  • Book: The Lieutenant’s Nurse
  • Location: Hawaii
  • Author: Sara Ackerman

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