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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 1,800 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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Great book – I won’t forget it any time soon.

  • Book: American Dirt
  • Location: Mexico Border, United States (USA)
  • Author: Jeanine Cummins

"I’m really glad that I, purposefully, didn’t read any of the strong reviews of American Dirt before I actually read it...."

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An unlikely quest for love

  • Book: Daisy
  • Location: California, London
  • Author: J P Henderson

"Herod S Pinkney was a significant disappointment to his parents. Especially when compared to his favoured brother Solomon: ‘Solomon died on..."

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  • Book: Snow, Dog, Foot
  • Location: Italian Alps
  • Author: Claudio Morandini

"Another delightful story from Peirene Press. This novella is set in the Italian Alps and it is a beautiful book to hold..."

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  • Book: I Am Dust
  • Location: Hull
  • Author: Louise Beech

"The Dean Wilson theatre opened in 1999 with a production of Dust, a musical.  The production looks set to be a..."

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TRILLIUM – Reviewed by A.Brindle – via The Bay Observer

  • Book: Trillium
  • Location: Niagara Falls, Ontario
  • Author: Margaret Lindsay Holton

"Award-winning local author and artist, Margaret Lindsay Holton, has done it again with her third novel, ‘Trillium’. A fast-paced historical saga..."

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Ghostly, mysterious and haunting….

  • Book: I Am Dust
  • Location: Hull
  • Author: Louise Beech

"Louise Beech’s latest psychological thriller is ghostly, mysterious, emotional, atmospheric and has a touch of the supernatural. After enjoying her previous..."

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“The simple message of a garden is hope that sprouts from tiny seeds”

  • Book: The Victory Garden
  • Location: Devon
  • Author: Rhys Bowen

"I truly admire authors who can write across multiple genres, for diverse reading audiences and different age groups – and most..."

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  • Book: Impostor: An Alexander Gregory Thriller
  • Location: County Mayo
  • Author: L J Ross

"Meet L J Ross’s new protagonist, Dr Alexander Gregory, who is a forensic psychologist working in South London. This is the..."

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  • Book: Swan Song
  • Location: Manhattan
  • Author: Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott

"3.75* Who was Truman Capote? We all know the film Breakfast at Tiffany’s but who really has engaged with the writer..."

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The Mexican migrant trail

  • Book: American Dirt
  • Location: Mexico Border, United States (USA)
  • Author: Jeanine Cummins

"‘American Dirt’ is causing rather a to-do in the publishing world as 2020 picks up speed. Author Jeanine Cummins – white..."

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