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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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  • Book: Agatha Raisin and the Dead Ringer
  • Location: The Cotswolds
  • Author: M C Beaton

"The small, picturesque Cotswold village of Thirk Magna is all of a twitter at the impending visit of the dishy Bishop..."

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  • Book: An Everywhere: A Little Book About Reading
  • Location: World
  • Author: Heather Reyes

"The author was diagnosed with cancer and she decided to turn the months of chemotherapy that lay ahead into a positive..."

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Complex and fast-paced thriller set in Singapore

  • Book: Smokescreen
  • Location: Argentina, Australia, Indonesia, Israel, Singapore
  • Author: Khaled Talib

"Smokescreen is a complex and fast-paced thriller set in Singapore, with glimpses of Israel and Egypt. Jet, a fashion journalist, gets..."

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Well-constructed series of complex mysteries, set in Australia

  • Book: The Red Door
  • Location: Sydney
  • Author: Rosa Fedele

"The Red Door is a well-constructed series of complex mysteries, set in Australia. I enjoyed the author’s style, in particular her..."

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moving coming-of-age story (and mystery)

  • Book: The Sixteen Trees of the Somme
  • Location: Norway, Shetland Islands, The Somme
  • Author: Lars Mytting

"The Sixteen Trees of the Somme is a moving coming-of-age story about an orphan trying to unravel the mystery surrounding his..."

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A Stunning Debut by promising Ghanaian Author

  • Book: The Day of the Orphan
  • Location: Africa
  • Author: Dr Nat Tanoh

"A stunning debut, and a really unique and thought-provoking coming of age novel. With its contemporary African setting, this book raises..."

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Amazing artist’s perspective on Mexico

  • Book: Follow Me In
  • Location: Mexico
  • Author: Katriona Chapman

"Follow Me In is a graphic novel / memoir of an artist’s trip to Mexico. Her beautiful artwork and travel sketches..."

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Definitely worth reading for the extraordinary sense of place.

  • Book: The Sixteen Trees of the Somme
  • Location: Norway, Shetland Islands, The Somme
  • Author: Lars Mytting

"To give an adapted summary of the blurb, the novel follows Edvard, a young man who has grown up in a..."

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  • Book: Tropic of Cancer
  • Location: Paris
  • Author: Henry Miller

"Mayotte is an archipelago in the Indian Ocean between Madagascar and the coast of Mozambique. It became a department and region..."

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  • Book: Winter In Paradise
  • Location: St John
  • Author: Elin Hilderbrand

"Irene Steele has just celebrated Christmas 2018. Her husband, Russ, has left to travel for work (which he does very regularly)...."

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