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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 1,900 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: Love After Love
  • Location: Trinidad and Tobago
  • Author: Ingrid Persaud

"When Betty Ramdin’s ghastly and abusive husband dies as a result of a fall down the stairs, she decides that it..."

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  • Book: Under Solomon Skies
  • Location: The Solomon Islands
  • Author: Berni Sorga-Millwood

"Under Solomon Skies is the story of two childhood friends, now adults – Jack and Toni – adrift in a small..."

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  • Book: The Villa of Mysteries
  • Location: Rome
  • Author: David Hewson

"The first mystery is about the publication date of the book itself! I was recently sent a copy to review by..."

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The perfect lockdown book

  • Book: A Gentleman in Moscow
  • Location: Moscow
  • Author: Amor Towles

"Reading this whilst in the Coronavirus lockdown was the perfect novel. Utterly lovely, a Count under house arrest in a grand..."

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A Nigerian Nightmare

  • Book: Girl
  • Location: Nigeria
  • Author: Edna O'Brien

"Maryam, a young Nigerian girl, is abducted from her school dormitory by Boko Haram, and taken to a camp deep inside..."

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  • Book: Prodigal
  • Location: South East England
  • Author: Charles Lambert

"Prodigal, Charles Lambert’s fifth novel, focuses on the Eldritch family and explores the resentments and secrets that are the cause of the..."

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One Shakespearian summer

  • Book: Sweet Sorrow
  • Location: London, Sussex
  • Author: David Nicholls

"1997. It’s the end of the summer term, and the end of school for Charlie Lewis. He’s 16 and he knows..."

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  • Book: Between the Stops
  • Location: South London
  • Author: Sandi Toksvig

"‘some of the greatest trips lie on our own doorstep’ I have a deep-seated affection for the no.12 bus which transports..."

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  • Book: FALL OUT
  • Location: California, London, Switzerland, The Philippines, The South of France (Le Midi)
  • Author: M N Grenside

"“Riveting. Page-turning. A jaw-dropping rollercoaster of action and surprise. And best of all, it’s based upon shocking true history. A real..."

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  • Book: Just Another Mountain
  • Location: Nepal, Scotland, Scottish Highlands
  • Author: Sarah Jane Douglas

"Shortlisted for the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards 2020, APA Publications Travel Memoir Book of the Year. Sarah didn’t have the..."

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