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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 1,500 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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The Impostor

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  • Book: Home Is Nearby
  • Location: Australia, Wroclaw (Breslau)
  • Author: Magdalena McGuire

"Have you ever considered a city break in Wrocław, formerly Breslau, in Poland? Pop it on your city break list, it..."

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  • Book: Keep Me Safe
  • Location: The Hebrides
  • Author: Daniela Sacerdoti

"Anna, a newly qualified nurse, is devastated when her live-in partner, Toby, announces that he’s leaving her and their young daughter,..."

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  • Book: One Clear Ice-cold January Morning at the Beginning of the 21st Century
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  • Author: Roland Schimmelpfennig

"4.5* #coldwolf A wolf pads across the border from Poland to Germany and lopes along motorways, railway tracks and cuttings, across..."

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  • Book: The Lost Girl
  • Location: Paris, Provence
  • Author: Carol Drinkwater

"Kurtiz Ross, a celebrated war photographer, has given up on work, on relationships, on the whole of life since her daughter,..."

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Captivating and immersive

  • Book: The Tides Between
  • Location: The Atlantic, The Indian Ocean
  • Author: Elizabeth Jane Corbett

"Told from three viewpoints, Elizabeth Jane Corbett’s debut novel is a fearless yet endearing exploration of the day-to-day existence of a..."

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  • Book: Dirty Pictures
  • Location: Amsterdam
  • Author: Patricia Ketola

"EXPERIENCE AMSTERDAM like never before! Without leaving your favorite chair or your bedroom! “Dirty Pictures” by Patricia Ketola takes you deep..."

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Flying to Amsterdam

  • Book: Dirty Pictures
  • Location: Amsterdam
  • Author: Patricia Ketola

"A friend gave me a copy of ‘Dirty Pictures’ to read on the plane and it certainly helped me while away..."

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  • Book: East of India
  • Location: Sumatra
  • Author: Erica Brown

"Opening in 1940, when World War II is just impacting countries further afield, we meet Nadine, who is a wayward young..."

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  • Book: Tin Man
  • Location: London, Oxford, The South of France (Le Midi)
  • Author: Sarah Winman

"A slim novel that charts the friendship – nay, something deeper, the relationship – between Ellis and Michael, and then Annie..."

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  • Book: The Ocean Liner
  • Location: The Atlantic
  • Author: Marius Gabriel

"As WW2 breaks out in Europe, the SS Manhattan is preparing to set sail for New York. Chock full of passengers..."

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