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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: 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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Excellent Read

  • 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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  • Book: Isabelle in the Afternoon
  • Location: New York City (NYC), Paris
  • Author: Douglas Kennedy

"1970s. This is a story of a pas de deus of capricious, profound and long term love. Sam takes a break..."

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“They Took Everything. Now She’s Found Them”

  • Book: Angel Avenger
  • Location: Berlin
  • Author: Tim Wickenden

"Wow! That covers my reaction to this book, on just about every different front, definitely making it my best read of..."

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“Small Town. Sinister Crime”

  • Book: Death At Eden’s End
  • Location: Eden Valley, The Lake District
  • Author: Jo Allen

"I have to confess that having taken part in the Blog Tour for Death By Dark Waters, the first episode in..."

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Sorry, but I just don’t get it….

  • Book: Fleishman Is in Trouble
  • Location: New York City (NYC)
  • Author: Taffy Brodesser-Akner

"Fleischman is in Trouble was one of the novels of 2019. It was a Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller and no..."

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Fabulous sense of place

  • Book: A Death in the Medina
  • Location: Marrakech
  • Author: James von Leyden

"I am a sucker for books that have a great sense of place; that draw you into another world or culture...."

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  • Book: Three Hours
  • Location: Somerset
  • Author: Rosamund Lupton

"Three Hours, the latest novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author Rosamund Lupton, looks set to scoop up all the awards..."

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