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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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Recently Added Books

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Author: Muriel Spark

Location: Edinburgh

Genre: Fiction

Baltimore Blues

Author: Laura Lippman

Location: Baltimore

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Author: Jamie d'Antioc

Location: Andalusia (Andalucía), Granada

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The Leavers

Author: Lisa Ko

Location: China, New York City (NYC), The Bronx

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Latest Reviews

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  • Book: Still Me
  • Location: New York City (NYC)
  • Author: Jojo Moyes

"Jojo Moyes appeared in January 2018 on the BBC’s “Meet the Author” series talking about “Still Me“, the third and final..."

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  • Book: Circe
  • Location: Greece
  • Author: Madeline Miller

"Circe by Madeline Miller, novel set in ancient Greece, at the court of Helios and the mythological island of Aiaia. Miller’s..."

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  • Book: Dear Mrs Bird
  • Location: London
  • Author: A J Pearce

"I saw the author speaking at a local event (Forum Books – the award winning independent bookshop – often host great..."

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Dinah Jefferies Does Not Disappoint!

  • Book: The Sapphire Widow
  • Location: Sri Lanka
  • Author: Dinah Jefferies

"Having read Dinah Jefferies 4 previous novels, I was eagerly awaiting this one & I was not disappointed! Set in Ceylon..."

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  • Book: The Little Italian Bakery
  • Location: Italy, The Mediterranean
  • Author: Valentina Cebeni

"A novel set on Titan, a fictional Italian island in the Mediterranean. It is situated between Corsica and Sardinia. Food and..."

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  • Book: Letters to a Beekeeper
  • Location: Birmingham, London
  • Author: Alys Fowler, Steve Benbow

"Letters to a Beekeeper is a quite beautiful coffee table memoir written by Steve Benbow, founder of the The London Honey..."

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  • Book: Stumble Stones: A Novel
  • Location: Rome
  • Author: Marilyn Baron

"3.75* In the novel Stumble Stones, the author interweaves two time periods. In the contemporary story Hallelujah Weiss has just broken..."

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  • Book: The Lost (Stone & Oliver 1)
  • Location: Northumberland, The North East (England)
  • Author: Mari Hannah

"I am a big fan of Mari Hannah and have read all of her books. So, I eagerly awaited The Lost..."

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  • Book: Star of the North
  • Location: North Korea, Pyongyang, Washington DC
  • Author: D B John

"Exciting, informative and disturbing thriller Soo-min (a US citizen) and her friend disappear from a South Korean beach. 12 years later..."

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  • Book: Agatha Raisin and the Witches’ Tree
  • Location: The Cotswolds
  • Author: M C Beaton

"A hard book to classify. A fairly simple, but unlikely, mystery set in a Cotswold village. At one extreme it is..."

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