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  • Book: A Meeting in Seville
  • Location: Seville
  • Author: Paul A Mendelson

"A book featuring a boarding card to Seville the cover! What’s not to like in TripFiction terms. The author has created..."

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  • Book: Dead of Night
  • Location: South Africa
  • Author: Michael Stanley

"Crystal Nguyen, a freelance journalist, has lost contact with her friend (and potential lover) Michael Davidson whilst the latter was investigating..."

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  • Book: The Ruin
  • Location: Galway
  • Author: Dervla McTiernan

"In Irish, Ruín means something hidden, a mystery or secret, but the word has a long history as a term of..."

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How it all began

  • Book: The Quiet American
  • Location: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
  • Author: Graham Greene

"Set in the 1950s, when it was written, this novel traces the changes in Vietnam as the Viet Minh are about..."

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Retiring in style

  • Book: Turning Left Around The World
  • Location: World
  • Author: David C Moore

"What did you do to mark retirement? Hit the golf course on a Monday morning? Flash your bus pass and splash..."

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One of the best books I’ve ever read!!

  • Book: Leopard at the Door
  • Location: Kenya
  • Author: Jennifer McVeigh

"Yes really!! I think it is always a good sign when you’re sad to finish a book – and I’m still..."

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Beautifully written, heartbreaking true story.

  • Book: The Good Doctor of Warsaw
  • Location: Warsaw
  • Author: Elisabeth Gifford

"I can’t believe that before I read this book I had never heard of Dr Korczak. What a truly incredible story..."

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Great light read!

  • Book: The Baobab Beach Retreat
  • Location: Cheltenham, Tanzania, United Kingdom, Zanzibar
  • Author: Kate Frost

"What a great book! I read it whilst on holiday in Zanzibar and it was so perfectly evocative!! The story is..."

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  • Book: The Baobab Beach Retreat
  • Location: Cheltenham, Tanzania, United Kingdom, Zanzibar
  • Author: Kate Frost

"I had put this novel to one side to take on an upcoming trip to Tanzania – practising what we preach..."

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  • Book: Girl in Snow
  • Location: Colorado
  • Author: Danya Kukafka

"3.5* Colorado has this specific smell in the Summer, like pine needles recovering from a miserable winter and hot, red dirt..."

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