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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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  • Book: The Moor
  • Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Author: L J Ross

"“…fools in love were much more likely to behave irrationally in the heat of passion. More likely to make mistakes –..."

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  • Book: Murder Fest
  • Location: Whitstable
  • Author: Julie Wassmer

"This is another outing for Pearl Nolan, amateur sleuth and gastronome. This time a delegation has arrived from Borken, in North..."

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Irish to the core!

  • Book: Future Popes of Ireland
  • Location: Ireland
  • Author: Darragh Martin

"I found this an intriguing read, rich in the Irish & Catholic tapestry with the desire of a grandmother to have..."

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  • Book: African Beauty
  • Location: Africa
  • Author: Mark Weston

"We have recently seen in the news that there have been some very murky and unethical practices carried out under the..."

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  • Book: The Closer I Get
  • Location: Hastings, South London
  • Author: Paul Burston

"Author Tom Hunter has a stalker, identified as Evie Stokes. As the novel opens, the trial is in full swing as..."

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  • Book: If I Had Two Lives
  • Location: New England, New York City (NYC), Vietnam
  • Author: Abbigail N Rosewood

"If I Had Two Lives is a brilliant debut novel in two parts. Abbigail, like the heroine in the book, was..."

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  • Book: Dark Horizons
  • Location: Sumatra
  • Author: Dan Smith

"The book opens as Alex, a 20-something young man from Newcastle, is lying on the tarmac, somewhere in Indonesia, having been..."

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  • Book: The Oblique Place
  • Location: Austria, France, Spain
  • Author: Caterina Pascual Söderbaum

"Based on the author’s own family history, The Oblique Place is a novel written to its title, with both meanings of..."

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  • Book: The House by the Lake
  • Location: Berlin
  • Author: Thomas Harding

"4.5* The House by the Lake was serialised on BBC Radio 4’s Book of the Week. The eponymous house of the..."

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Can love overcome cultural differences?

  • Book: Sculpting the Elephant
  • Location: North India
  • Author: Sylvia Vetta

"Harry and Ramma meet in Oxford, England, before travelling to Northern India in search of answers about Buddha’s origins and their..."

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RT @martabausells: I've got a column about fiction in translation in today's @guardianreview! *you can also read it here:…
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