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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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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: Fade To Grey
  • Location: Bristol, Cardiff
  • Author: John Lincoln

"Love a mystery or a thriller then this is for you. Know Cardiff or Bristol? Then this is for you. And..."

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A novel to be read for the writing. Layered and poetic.

  • Book: Clarissa’s Warning
  • Location: Fuerteventura
  • Author: Isobel Blackthorn

"Clarissa’s Warning follows Claire Bennet, a middle-income bank teller from Colchester who’s struck the lottery and thrust into sudden wealth, on..."

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  • Book: Happiness for Beginners
  • Location: Buckinghamshire
  • Author: Carole Matthews

"If you have ever come across Carole on Twitter, or seen her beaming smile in her promotion photos, you KNOW that..."

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  • Book: The Courier
  • Location: Oslo, Stockholm
  • Author: Kjell Ola Dahl

"The Courier is the 11th book by Kjell Ola Dahl, one of the fathers of Nordic Noir. The first was published..."

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  • Book: Where the Crawdads Sing
  • Location: North Carolina
  • Author: Delia Owens

"“There are some who can live without wild things, and some who cannot” For months now – since it was the..."

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  • Book: The Missing Sister
  • Location: Burma (Myanmar), Rangoon
  • Author: Dinah Jefferies

"Travelling out on the boat to Rangoon, Belle Hatton happens to chum up with Gloria de Clemente, a quixotic and charismatic..."

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A heartbreaking story of fatherhood, family, sacrifice and violence, told with an overpowering and understated simplicity.

  • Book: Golden Child
  • Location: Trinidad and Tobago
  • Author: Claire Adam

"I’m not sure ‘Golden Child‘ will be welcomed by the Trinidad Tourist Board as warmly as by readers and critics, but..."

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  • Book: It All Falls Down
  • Location: Detroit, Vancouver
  • Author: Sheena Kamal

"It All Falls Down is an excellent and well-worked thriller. Nora Watts is not your conventional hero. She works with drug..."

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  • Book: Trap
  • Location: Reykjavik
  • Author: Lilja Sigurdardottir

"Trap is second title in the Reykjavik thriller series by Lilja Sigurðardóttir. We reviewed the first, Snare, back in October 2017. Trap..."

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  • Book: The Peacock Summer
  • Location: The Chilterns
  • Author: Hannah Richell

"4.5* This is a dual timeline novel following the story of Lillian in the post WW2 years and granddaughter Maggie in..."

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Know #Cardiff or #Bristol? Try this thriller set there: New 5* review for Fade to Grey by @JohnelWilliams
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