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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 2,000 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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“British crime writing at its very best!”

  • Book: A Dedicated Man
  • Location: Yorkshire
  • Author: Peter Robinson

"I have read books from later in the ‘Alan Banks’ series, so I already know what happens to the character in..."

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“A gripping and heart-pounding crime thriller”

  • Book: One Perfect Grave
  • Location: Stillwater
  • Author: Stacy Green

"All the other fictional detectives need to move aside a little and make space for another first class investigator to take..."

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  • Book: The Garden of Angels
  • Location: Venice
  • Author: David Hewson

"I absolutely loved this book for several reasons. The characters are beautifully and creatively realised through description, dialogue and action; the..."

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  • Book: Open Water
  • Location: London
  • Author: Caleb Azumah Nelson

"This is the second novel that I have read consecutively where the second person narrative is used and I am not..."

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  • Location: Cameroon
  • Author: Max Lobe, Ros Schwartz (Translator)

"After reading this short novel, I feel I have peeked into a new and very different culture through the eyes of..."

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“I don’t need to prove anything to anyone, least of all myself”

  • Book: Justified Burden
  • Location: Montana
  • Author: Lori Matthews

"Okay! So I’ll admit right off, that I don’t tend to read these ‘happy ever after’ romantic/suspense novels on too regular..."

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  • Book: Loving Modigliani
  • Location: Montparnasse, Paris
  • Author: Linda Lappin

"I think many people will have heard of the artist Amedeo Modigliani but few will have heard of Jeanne Hébuterne, his..."

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A truly sublime work of literary art

  • Book: Coffee Killed My Mother
  • Location: Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Virginia
  • Author: Donna Koros Stramella

"The first thing I loved about Coffee Killed My Mother is the title. It’s the kind that makes one pause and..."

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An unsettling story of privilege, secrets and social climbing – set mainly in Italy

  • Book: The Favour
  • Location: Italy
  • Author: Laura Vaughan

"Ada Howell doesn’t quite fit. Educationally, socially, at every turn in her young life…she just seems to miss out. Deprived of..."

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“Keep your friends close, keep your enemies closer.”

  • Book: The Final Round (DI Jim Garibaldi #1)
  • Location: Barnes, London
  • Author: Bernard O'Keeffe

"Righty Ho! I guess you know what’s coming now? That’s another new series added to my list, as I just can’t..."

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