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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.

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  • Location: South London
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  • Location: Epphaven Cove, Padstow
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  • Location: Virginia
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  • Location: Mumbai (Bombay)
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  • Location: London, Uganda
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  • Location: Glasgow
  • Author: Douglas Stuart

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  • Location: Leipzig
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