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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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Through the Wall

Author: Caroline Corcoran

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Latest Reviews

Waiting for Dilly

  • Book: Night Boat to Tangier
  • Location: Algeciras, Ireland
  • Author: Kevin Barry

"October 2018. Maurice Hearne and Charlie Redmond, two fading Irish drug-running gangsters, are waiting at the port of Algeciras…. ‘The Irishmen..."

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Great armchair adventure

  • Book: Into the Jungle
  • Location: Cochabamba
  • Author: Erica Ferencik

"Oh how I wish there were more writers like Erica Ferencik out there! Fast paced and addictive adventure & survival thrillers..."

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Gorgeous book set in Peking and Japan

  • Book: The Ginger Tree
  • Location: Beijing (Peking), Tokyo
  • Author: Oswald Wynd

"This is a beautifully written book and extremely descriptive of what life must have been like for a Western woman living..."

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  • Book: The Perfect Wife
  • Location: San Francisco
  • Author: J P Delaney

"I have to be honest that I had swerved this title on several occasions because it sounded like it just wouldn’t..."

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  • Book: The Girl Who Lived Twice
  • Location: Stockholm, The Himalayas
  • Author: David Lagercrantz

"The Girl Who Lived Twice is the sixth book in the acclaimed Millennium thriller series featuring Lisbeth Salander, ‘the girl with the..."

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  • Book: Madeleine
  • Location: Paris
  • Author: Euan Cameron

"Will Latymer, violinist, knows nothing about his family history because no one spoke about it.  His father, now deceased, resolutely refused..."

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Beautifully evocative book.

  • Book: Circumstance
  • Location: Malaysia (Malaya)
  • Author: Rosie Milne

"This genre of book is quickly becoming one of my favourites to read. Books set in faraway colonial lands are generally..."

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Scary, harrowing, very well written and impossible to put down!

  • Book: Block 46
  • Location: Falkenberg, Hampstead, London
  • Author: Johana Gustawsson

"This book is absolutely not the kind of book I would usually read – the knife slitting through the front cover..."

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rivalry between artists

  • Book: Painted Ladies
  • Location: Paris
  • Author: Lynn Bushell

"This historical fiction novel is about the relationships between artist Pierre Bonnard, his muse and long-time companion Marthe, and a new..."

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  • Book: Take Nothing With You
  • Location: Bristol, Weston-super-Mare
  • Author: Patrick Gale

"This is the story of Eustace (what an excellent and choice name for this beguiling and delightful lead character). The story..."

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