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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 2,000 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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Author: Michelle Obama

Location: United States (USA)

Genre: Autobiography/Memoirs

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  • Book: Walking with Glenn Berkenkamp
  • Location: United States (USA)
  • Author: Glenn Berkenkamp

"During 2020 many of us have taken to walking to relieve the stress of the pandemic and to ensure that exercise..."

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  • Book: Secret Britain Unearthing our Mysterious Past
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Author: Mary-Ann Ochota

"This is a fabulous tour around the British Isles in the expert hands of Mary-Ann Ochota. If you love a quick..."

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  • Book: Map of Another Town
  • Location: Aix-en-Provence
  • Author: M F K Fisher

"Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher was an American food writer. Over her lifetime she wrote 27 books and believed that eating well..."

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“A deadly game of murder”

  • Book: The Devil’s Dice
  • Location: The Peak District
  • Author: Roz Watkins

"Wow! After an adrenaline rush like that, I seriously need a short break before I even think about my next review..."

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“If I told you, I’d have to kill you!”

  • Book: The Spy Who Inspired Me
  • Location: France
  • Author: Stephen Clarke

"“A spoof with suspense!” is how its author, Stephen Clarke describes this book and I probably couldn’t agree with that more...."

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  • Book: The Sunlight Race
  • Location: Zanzibar
  • Author: Tom Kernot

"We like to try and support indie writers by reading their books when we can and I was particularly taken with..."

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  • Book: The Chalet
  • Location: French Alps
  • Author: Catherine Cooper

"The book opens dramatically with two men being escorted down le couloir in La Madière, a fairly taxing black run, in the..."

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I found myself on a complex journey that I did not want to stop

  • Book: Death of a Coast Watcher
  • Location: Papua New Guinea
  • Author: Anthony English

"‘After an incredible opening and a brutal account from WWII New Guinea, readers are kept guessing as to where they will..."

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  • Book: Death of a Coast Watcher
  • Location: Papua New Guinea
  • Author: Anthony English

"‘English tackles tough questions about war … the question whether those who survived will ever cease to be haunted is left..."

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Brimming with memorable characters

  • Book: Forbidden Hill (Singapore Saga, Vol.1)
  • Location: Singapore
  • Author: John D Greenwood

"“Brimming with memorable characters, this colourful reimagining of the early history of Singapore restores William Farquhar – long eclipsed by Raffles..."

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