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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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Latest Reviews

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  • Book: The Portuguese House
  • Location: Goa
  • Author: Pamela D Holloway

"3.75* Liz O’Malley is a well known writer and has won both the Booker and Whitbread Prizes in the past. Her..."

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  • Book: The Secret Diary of Boris Johnson Aged 13¼
  • Location: Windsor
  • Author: Lucien Young

"Jon Culshaw, who is known for his wonderful impersonations of the rich, famous and ludicrous (famously through Dead Ringers on BBC..."

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For those who love train travel

  • Book: Wed, Then Dead on The Ghan
  • Location: Northern Territory
  • Author: Hazel Edwards

"Set on the Ghan – one of the world’s iconic train journeys – Wed, Then Dead on the Ghan is a..."

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  • Book: The Snares of Memory
  • Location: Barcelona
  • Author: Juan Marsé

"Set in 1982 in Barcelona, The Snares of Memory is primarily a retrospective novel that takes us back to the very..."

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  • Book: Echoes of the City
  • Location: Oslo
  • Author: Lars Saabye Christensen

"Echoes of the City is a beautifully written and beautifully translated novel. It describes life for one family in post WW2..."

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  • Book: Olive, again
  • Location: United States (USA)
  • Author: Elizabeth Strout

"The name of the fictional town of Crosby is a tribute to the author’s room mate in college, Ellen Crosby. The..."

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  • Book: A View Across the Rooftops
  • Location: Amsterdam
  • Author: Suzanne Kelman

"‘Carefully standing to the side he pressed his face flat against the wall, his gaze stretched across the red tiled rooftops..."

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Overcoming Devon’s dark shadow for love

  • Book: The Winter Companion
  • Location: Devon
  • Author: Mimi Matthews

"I enjoyed this love story so much I finished it in one sitting! The setting was well-researched and the main characters..."

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An ok chicklit, but a little too predictable.

  • Book: The Flatshare
  • Location: London
  • Author: Beth O'Leary

"Tiffy and Leon share a flat. Tiffy and Leon share a bed. Tiffy and Leon have never met. That is part..."

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  • Book: A Single Thread
  • Location: Winchester
  • Author: Tracy Chevalier

"I loved this book! It is beautifully written and kept me turning the pages."

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