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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.

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Recently Added Books

Feast Days

Author: Ian MacKenzie

Location: Sao Paulo

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Latest Reviews

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  • Book: Dream of Venice
  • Location: Venice
  • Author:

"This is the second pictorial book in the “Dream of Venice” series, Here, contemporary architects and architectural writers share their personal..."

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  • Book: The Immortalists
  • Location: New York City (NYC), San Francisco
  • Author: Chloe Benjamin

"Chloe Benjamin’s substantial second novel poses the somewhat disturbing question – How would we live if we knew the date of..."

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Generous collection of beautiful stories

  • Book: Ripples on the Pond
  • Location: World
  • Author: Sebnem E Sanders

"Ripples on the Pond is a mesmerizing collection of short stories. I was swept into Sanders’ imagination from the very first..."

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Lead Review

  • Book: Damnation
  • Location: Switzerland
  • Author: Peter Beck

"Damnation is a brilliant thriller, everything a page turner should be… It is firmly set in Switzerland with side excursions to..."

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Lead Review + #TalkingLocationWith.. feature

  • Book: The Wife
  • Location: Manhattan, New York City (NYC), The Hamptons
  • Author: Alafair Burke

"Angela has a history. She was kidnapped and held for three years against her will. She bore a child to her..."

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  • Book: Bring Me Back
  • Location: The Cotswolds
  • Author: B A Paris

"The million-copy bestselling author returns with a psychological novel of disappearance and revenge. Twelve years ago Finn and his girlfriend Layla..."

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Porterhouse Blue, a Cambridge novel

  • Book: Porterhouse Blue
  • Location: Cambridge
  • Author: Tom Sharpe

"For many university lecturers, late February and early March in 2018 in the UK have been defined by a strike in..."

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Lead Review

  • Book: From My Heart
  • Location: Blackpool
  • Author: Linda Nolan

"You remember the Nolan Sisters? Of course you do! Their big hit was “I’m in the Mood for Dancing”… One might..."

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Lead Review

  • Book: All Day at the Movies
  • Location: New Zealand
  • Author: Fiona Kidman

"The book opens with the story of Irene and her daughter, who move to the tobacco plantations in New Zealand in..."

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Lead Review (plus the author’s top tips for foodies in Tokyo)

  • Book: Rainbirds
  • Location: Japan
  • Author: Clarissa Goenawan

"The novel is set in fictional Akakawa a small, unremarkable town that boasts none of the delights of hot spas, beautiful..."

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