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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 1,500 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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The Baghdad Clock

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Location: Baghdad

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  • Book: The History of Bees
  • Location: China, England, United States (USA)
  • Author: Maja Lunde

"An admission up front… I am a beekeeper. That said, I believe The History of Bees has wider appeal. Yes, the..."

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Short Stories of Olfactory Experience

  • Book: Parfums
  • Location: Lorraine
  • Author: Philippe Claudel

"A Catalogue of Remembered Smells So often the visual and audio responses are the ones that appear in the arts, the..."

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Realistic and entertaining

  • Book: More Ketchup than Salsa: Confessions of a Tenerife Barman
  • Location: Tenerife
  • Author: Joe Cawley

"A punchy, upbeat tale of two couples buying and running a bar in Tenerife, More Ketchup than Salsa is written with..."

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A Solid 3.5 Stars

  • Book: The Silent Dead
  • Location: Tokyo
  • Author: Tetsuya Honda

"Thank you TripFiction and Tetsuya Honda for providing the book in exchange for an honest review. The Silent Dead is a..."

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  • Book: My First Travel Book
  • Location: World
  • Author: Anna Othitis

"4.5* This slim volume caught my eye, aimed I imagine at 5-7 year olds and is designed to inspire a wonder..."

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  • Book: The Widows of Malabar Hill
  • Location: Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Author: Sujata Massey

"This is the first novel I have read by Sujata Massey and she is a prolific writer who has set her..."

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  • Book: Dark Pines
  • Location: Värmland
  • Author: Will Dean

"Dark Pines, already hotly tipped to be one of the books of 2018, is a very exciting, and very dark, thriller...."

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  • Book: Close to Home
  • Location: Oxford
  • Author: Cara Hunter

"#FindDaisy Ian Rankin, who never gives quotes, has described this book as ‘a gripping, mazey story’. Eight year old Daisy Mason..."

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  • Book: Padma and the Elephant Sutra
  • Location: Sri Lanka
  • Author: W L Snowden

"Padma and the Elephant Sutra by W.L. Snowden is a journey through history as elephants search for a better future, in..."

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Sad and moving

  • Book: The Sorrow of War
  • Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Author: Bao Ninh

"“The Sorrow of War” is one of the saddest novels I’ve read. It’s more of a love story than a war..."

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