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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 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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Latest Reviews

Lead Review (a glimpse into everyday life)

  • Book: The Windfall
  • Location: Delhi
  • Author: Diksha Basu

"A real comedy of manners, taking a peak behind the facades of Delhi homes. Charming and well written, this novel will..."

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  • Book: Why Stuff Matters
  • Location: Texas
  • Author: Jen Waldo

"Why Stuff Matters is the second book by Jen Waldo. I very much enjoyed the first, Old Buildings in North Texas,..."

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  • Book: The Art of Hiding
  • Location: Somerset, Southampton
  • Author: Amanda Prowse

"Nina McCarrick is enjoying a good life – a beautiful home, two gorgeous sons at private school, and she has Finn,..."

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Awesome book which really brings the historical Madrid to live

  • Book: Winter in Madrid
  • Location: Madrid
  • Author: C J Sansom

"Incredible book which digs into the different points of view of Spanish history, from religion to politics, passing through espionage and..."

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Exciting book from the 1st page until the last one

  • Book: The Shadow of the Wind
  • Location: Barcelona
  • Author: Carlos Ruis Zafón (Carlos Ruis Zafon)

"Incredible book by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, probably the best Spanish writer from nowadays. I read it while I was in Barcelona..."

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wonderful journey to cyprus

  • Book: The Olive Tree
  • Location: Cyprus
  • Author: Lucinda Riley

"I loved this book from the moment I picked it up. Such a great story of family and friends who meet..."

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Sleepy Ceylon

  • Book: Trouble in Nuala. The Inspector de Silva Mysteries #1
  • Location: Sri Lanka
  • Author: Harriet Steel

"I hope the author of Trouble in Nuala – Harriet Steel – doesn’t mind this analogy, but reading this book reminded..."

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Start of a promising series

  • Book: Trouble in Nuala. The Inspector de Silva Mysteries #1
  • Location: Sri Lanka
  • Author: Harriet Steel

"With a talent for evoking a bygone age, the author takes the reader on an exotic trip to Ceylon in the..."

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  • Book: Trading Down
  • Location: London, Sana'a
  • Author: Stephen Norman

"Trading Down is Stephen Norman’s first book – and it is a cracker, a real page turner! Alternate chapters are set..."

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  • Book: Little Fires Everywhere
  • Location: Cleveland
  • Author: Celeste Ng

"Shaker Heights is a planned community developed in 1909 by the Van Sweringen brothers, railroad owners who saw the community as..."

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