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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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From the Dark Places

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  • Book: The Path to the Sea
  • Location: Cornwall
  • Author: Liz Fenwick

"Three generations of women in the Trewin family have gathered together at the crumbling and ramshackle pile that is Boskenna, overlooking..."

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  • Book: The Exhausting Summer of São Martino
  • Location: Beira Baixa Province
  • Author: Simon Carr

"AUDIBLE ONLY Meet our English friends living together: Fourteen year old Sky (with the blue hair), Arthur (the red one) and..."

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  • Book: Vintage 1954
  • Location: Paris
  • Author: Antoine Laurain

"Life has thrown together a motley group of four people at 18, Rue Edgar-Charellier – a “bel immeuble haussmannien” – and..."

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  • Book: Montecristo
  • Location: Zurich
  • Author: Martin Suter

"As the book opens, a Swiss train on its way to Basel comes to a grinding halt due to a customer..."

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  • Book: Behind Putin’s Curtain
  • Location: Russia
  • Author: Stephan Orth

"Stephan Orth is a Hamburg based journalist and world traveller. He has twice won the prestigious Columbus Award for travel writing,..."

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  • Book: Breakers
  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Author: Doug Johnstone

"A salutary story of being born on the wrong side of the tracks. This is Edinburgh with its classy New Town,..."

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  • Book: A Summer Reunion
  • Location: Majorca (Mallorca)
  • Author: Fanny Blake

"Assembled on Mallorca: “.. a close-knot group of friends who over the years had survived bouts of bullying, exclusion, betrayals and..."

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  • Book: The Death of Baseball
  • Location: Jerusalem, Los Angeles, Tijuana
  • Author: Orlando Ortega-Medina

"The Death of Baseball is a story of two very disturbed young persons. Kimitake ‘Clyde’ Koba is the son of an..."

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  • Book: The Dragon Lady
  • Location: United Kingdom, Zimbabwe (Rhodesia)
  • Author: Louisa Treger

"4.5* This is the story of Stephen and Ginie Courtauld and is a mix of fiction and fact. The surname may..."

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  • Book: You Would Have Missed Me
  • Location: Germany
  • Author: Birgit Vanderbeke

"This novel – novella – is published by Peirene Press who are specialist publishers of short, sharp novels: “Two-hour books to..."

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