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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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"Sleeping with a Psychopath happened to pop up on my audiobook feed and so I thought, why not! It is set..."

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  • Book: Shadows Over the Spanish Sun
  • Location: Andalusia (Andalucía)
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  • Location: Ramallah, West Bank
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  • Location: Umbria
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"Zia-Lucia now has unexpected time on her hands to find out a bit more about her parentage. What she discovers really..."

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