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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 1,800 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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Recently Added Books

Christmas Every Day

Author: Beth Moran

Location: Sherwood forest

Genre: Fiction

The Cactus

Author: Sarah Haywood

Location: London

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Author: Anhua Gao

Location: China

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  • Book: Shell
  • Location: Sydney
  • Author: Kristina Olsson

"It is 1960 – the Sydney Opera House is halfway through its construction and Australia has recently introduced conscription to the..."

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  • Book: Nothing Important Happened Today
  • Location: London, World
  • Author: Will Carver

"I have no idea what genre this book is. It is fiction but it is also an exploration of the notion..."

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  • Book: An Ocean of Minutes
  • Location: Galveston
  • Author: Thea Lim

"It is 1978 and Polly and Frank have just met.  It looks as if this romantic relationship will offer a lifetime..."

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  • Book: The Women at Hitler’s Table
  • Location: Parcz (Gross Partsch)
  • Author: Rosella Postorino

"3.5* People use love to justify all kinds of things….. At the end of the novel, the author describes how she..."

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  • Book: A Girl Returned
  • Location: Italy
  • Author: Donatella Di Pietrantonio

"A Girl Returned is a thought provoking and sensitive book. It is also beautifully translated by Ann Goldstein (Elena Ferrante’s translator…)...."

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Uplifting read about German language and life

  • Book: Learning German (badly)
  • Location: Berlin
  • Author: Tim Luscombe

"In this very funny memoir Tim Luscombe, British and living in Germany, attempts to get to grips with the German language..."

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  • Book: The Woman in Cabin 10
  • Location: Norwegian Fjords, The North Sea
  • Author: Ruth Ware

"This novel has been on the TripFiction bookshelves for a little while and as I was taking a Cross Channel Ferry..."

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Great book with the most surprising ending!!

  • Book: The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
  • Location: Berlin
  • Author: John le Carré

"Great book set in Berlin – I actually read it when i was there and it really brought the city to..."

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Great book! I read it so quickly!

  • Book: In the Company of the Courtesan
  • Location: Venice
  • Author: Sarah Dunant

"What a great read!! This book is full of amazing descriptions of Venice and the characters are some of the best..."

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A truly amazing book – extraordinarily written.

  • Book: The Beekeeper of Aleppo
  • Location: England, Greece, Syria, Turkey
  • Author: Christy Lefteri

"It’s not unusual for me to read good books – in fact I generally give up quite early on the books..."

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