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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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  • Book: Beached in Calabria
  • Location: Calabria
  • Author: Ian Ross

"Why look for a home in Calabria? You might ask! Well, the author does a fine job of searching out somewhere,..."

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Will make you want to visit Sicily

  • Book: My Lemon Grove Summer
  • Location: Sicily
  • Author: Jo Thomas

"I absolutely loved this book! The setting – a small village in the foothills of Mount Etna, surrounded by lemon groves,..."

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  • Book: My Lemon Grove Summer
  • Location: Sicily
  • Author: Jo Thomas

"As students, Zelda and her best friend Lennie formed a pact; that if they reached forty and hadn’t found their ideal..."

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a perfect summer read

  • Book: A Summer Reunion
  • Location: Majorca (Mallorca)
  • Author: Fanny Blake

"Set in a beautiful villa in Majorca, four old school friends meet all together for the first time in many years...."

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  • Book: The Hiding Game
  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Author: Naomi Wood

"1920s Weimar. An era of avant-garde art. Paul Klee and Wassily Kandinsky are in the city where previous great writers, thinkers..."

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  • Book: The Heart Keeper
  • Location: Oslo
  • Author: Alex Dahl

"4.5* Alison and Sindre have lost their 5 year old daughter, Amalie, in an accident. She drowned at a local lake..."

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Amazing book, really evocative!

  • Book: The Missing Sister
  • Location: Burma (Myanmar), Rangoon
  • Author: Dinah Jefferies

"This is such a great book. Beautifully written and the descriptions of Myanmar are amazing – now i really want to..."

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Best book I’ve read for a long time!

  • Book: The Dragon Lady
  • Location: United Kingdom, Zimbabwe (Rhodesia)
  • Author: Louisa Treger

"I’ve never read anything by Louisa Treger – but i will be reading everything she does from now on! This book..."

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  • Book: The Blessed Girl
  • Location: Johannesburg
  • Author: Angela Makholwa

"3.5* This is the story of a young woman, Bontle Tau who is now 28 (but who actually casts herself as..."

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Splendid reading

  • Book: The Corsican Widow
  • Location: Corsica
  • Author: Vanessa Couchman

"This is a deeply moving novel which reveals much about Corsica and its harsh past. I read it over a few..."

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