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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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  • Book: The Last Concerto
  • Location: Ozieri, Rome, Sardinia, Sicily
  • Author: Sara Alexander

"The Last Concerto is a great read. It is the story of Alba, a young girl from Ozieri in Sardinia, who..."

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A novel to move and appal in equal measure

  • Book: The Nickel Boys
  • Location: Florida
  • Author: Colson Whitehead

"The 1960s. Florida. Racism still flourishes in the southern States, but Elwood Curtis is young, black, smart and ambitious. The words..."

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  • Book: A Devil Comes to Town
  • Location: Swiss Alps
  • Author: Paolo Maurensig

"What a delightful short novel this is! Set in for the most part in 1981, A Devil Comes to Town is a..."

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  • Book: The Enduring Influence of Ken Potts
  • Location: London, Lundy Island
  • Author: Paul Connolly

"Connolly’s debut novel, The Fifth Voice, was highly praised and shortlisted for the Independent Book of the Year by Writing Magazine in..."

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  • Book: The Labyrinth of the Spirits
  • Location: Barcelona
  • Author: Carlos Ruis Zafón (Carlos Ruis Zafon)

"The Labyrinth of Spirits is the fourth (and latest) book in The Cemetery of Forgotten Books series by Carlos Ruiz Zafón...."

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  • Book: Venetian Blood: Murder in a Sensuous City
  • Location: Venice
  • Author: Christine Evelyn Volker

"“Venice… consisted of communal living in a maze of little alleys..” As her marriage is virtually at an end, Anna Lucia..."

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  • Book: Honestly, We Meant Well
  • Location: Greece
  • Author: Grant Ginder

"A snapshot few weeks into the lives of the dysfunctional Wright family. Mum and wife Sue Ellen (nothing like the Dallas..."

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  • Book: The Mistress
  • Location: Belgium, Birmingham, Germany
  • Author: E S Purnell

"3.25* The opening chapters portray a woman who, it feels, is a precursor to Eleanor Oliphant, who is the protagonist of..."

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  • Book: Between the Orange Groves
  • Location: Cyprus
  • Author: Nadia Marks

"The story starts out in the early 20th Century in a remote, hill top village in Cyprus. Two families – one..."

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  • Book: The Carrier
  • Location: Belgium, Sicily, Sweden, United States (USA)
  • Author: Mattias Berg

"The Carrier is an absolutely fascinating read. It is first of all a really good and absorbing thriller. Erasmus Levine, the..."

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