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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: Celestial Bodies
  • Location: Oman
  • Author: Jokha Alharthi

"On TripFiction we haven’t to date on our blog featured a novel that is set in Oman, and so I was..."

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  • Book: Siren Spirit
  • Location: Somerset
  • Author: Elizabeth M Hurst

"A novella of just over 100 pages, featuring a time shift between 1874 and 2015. The books centres around the local..."

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  • Book: The Corsican Widow
  • Location: Corsica
  • Author: Vanessa Couchman

"The author creates a good historical setting for the storyline. The book opens in 1755, a time when Corsica was ruled..."

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  • Book: One Cornish Summer
  • Location: Cornwall
  • Author: Liz Fenwick

"This novel was the #TFBookClub choice for July/August 2018 and you can read the comments on this post. There was a..."

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Exciting murder story set in traditional Afghanistan

  • Book: A House Without Windows
  • Location: Afghanistan, Kabul
  • Author: Nadia Hashimi

"Zeba’s husband is found murdered, with Zeba sitting beside him covered in his blood. Why will Zeba say nothing about what..."

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Enjoyed this gentle mystery set in 1930s Sri Lanka

  • Book: Fatal Finds in Nuala (The Inspector de Silva Mysteries #4)
  • Location: Sri Lanka
  • Author: Harriet Steel

"I really enjoyed reading this gentle mystery set in 1930s Sri Lanka. This time, an art-related theft drives the plot, one..."

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One of the best books I’ve read this year

  • Book: What’s Left Unsaid
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Author: Deborah Stone

"What a great read this is! I absolutely loved it. The story is told by Sasha, her mother Annie and Joe,..."

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Stories of love

  • Book: One Cornish Summer
  • Location: Cornwall
  • Author: Liz Fenwick

"Hebe was my favourite character in this book and the way that her failing memory was intertwined with the story worked..."

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A beautiful book which will not fail to make you feel.

  • Book: Margot
  • Location: Corsica
  • Author: Lisa De Castro

"Margot by Lisa De Castro is a beautifully written book. It brings to life the Corsican island and the treasures it..."

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  • Book: Finding Maria
  • Location: Singapore
  • Author: Dawn Farnham

"Annie returns to Singapore in 1950 to search for her baby, who had been given away (without her knowledge) 5 years..."

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