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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 1,500 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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Latest Reviews

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  • Book: The Madonna of The Mountains
  • Location: Veneto
  • Author: Elise Valmorbida

"4.5* This book cover is noteworthy: it is the first title to have a bespoke Liberty of London design. The collaboration..."

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Scandi Noir at its best

  • Book: The Boy at the Door
  • Location: Sandefjord
  • Author: Alex Dahl

"This book is set in Norway, which I’ve never visited but got a sense for in this debut novel by Alex..."

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Mothers and Daughters

  • Book: Whistle in the Dark
  • Location: London, The Peak District
  • Author: Emma Healey

"This is Emma Healey’s second book and quite different to ‘Elizabeth is Missing’, which I really enjoyed. It is set in..."

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Lead Review (plus author chat)

  • Book: Disappearance at Oare
  • Location: Whitstable
  • Author: Julie Wassmer

"Julie Wassmer sets her Pearl Nolan crime mysteries in and around Whitstable and her new novel takes the reader around the..."

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Sad characters. Dark situations. Brilliant, spare language.

  • Book: All That Man Is
  • Location: Europe
  • Author: David Szalay

"What an original piece of writing author David Szalay has created in All That Man Is. In nine short stories he..."

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A must read for anyone interested in political thrillers set in exotic locales and time periods.

  • Book: The Italian Couple
  • Location: Eritrea
  • Author: J R Rogers

"If the past is a foreign country, then the past in a foreign country is even more difficult to fathom. It..."

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Exciting Spy Thriller (film out in summer 2018)

  • Book: The Damascus Cover
  • Location: Cyprus, Damascus, Jerusalem
  • Author: Howard Kaplan

"An exciting and action packed spy thriller, set in Damascus, Syria. The Damascus CoverAri finds himself being given desk jobs; his..."

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Be Captivated by the beautiful Belle-îlle-en-Mer

  • Book: Her Mother’s Secret
  • Location: Belle-Île-en-Mer, Sauzon
  • Author: Rosanna Ley

"Her Mother’s Secret is set mainly on the beautiful French Island of Belle-Île-en-Mer in Southern Brittany, and follows Colette as she..."

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Lead Review

  • Book: The Cartography of Others – Short Stories
  • Location: Ghana, Hong Kong, Italy, London, Mali, Paris, Sydney
  • Author: Catherine McNamara

"The Cartography of Others – a quite brilliant collection of short stories by Catherine McNamara. The author is an Australian writer..."

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Lead Review

  • Book: The Sapphire Widow
  • Location: Sri Lanka
  • Author: Dinah Jefferies

"This novel was the #TFBookClub choice for May/June 2018. I have always enjoyed the novels by Dinah Jefferies, they are well..."

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