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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.
TripFiction features novels 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.

Works of fiction generate a feel for, and empathy with, a location that it quite different to that obtained through conventional travel guides. Literature – modern or historical – can help us absorb atmosphere and context in a way that no other written word finds possible.

TripFiction was created to make it easy for you to select literature that is most pertinent and relevant to your trip in a way that has not been practical before. You can search books by location, by author, by genre – and cross reference across all three. So, apart from just selecting by location, you can see which countries feature on your favourite author’s books, or whether a book of a particular genre is set in a city you are about to visit.
TripFiction does not just list titles. Each title has a synopsis and frequently a lead review. It also carries reviews and ratings by members of the TripFiction community – ratings are given for both the content of the book and also for how well it portrays the location itself.

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Happy reading!

Tina, Tony and the TripFiction Team

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Latest Reviews

Lead Review (a lightweight treatment of a heavyweight subject)

  • Book: The Tattooist of Auschwitz
  • Location: Auschwitz
  • Author: Heather Morris

"3.5* I wanted to read this novel because mentions of it – overwhelmingly positive – kept popping up in my timeline..."

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Lead Review

  • Book: The Last Devadasi
  • Location: Chennai (Madras)
  • Author: Barbara L Baer

"The author is clearly fascinated by the Devadasi culture, women who are “wedded to God because they are the sacred dancers..."

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Lead Review

  • Book: Vitellius’ Feast (#4 – Four Emperors Series)
  • Location: Rome
  • Author: L J Trafford

"Vitellius’ FeastA novel of sex, murder and mayhem set in Rome, 69 AD is Book IV in L J Trafford’s The..."

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Lead Review

  • Book: Farewell, My Orange
  • Location: Australia
  • Author: Iwaki Kei

"Salimah is a Nigerian who has come to Australia as a refugee. She travelled with her husband (who rapidly deserts her…)..."

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Exciting, dramatic, psychological thriller

  • Book: In Harm’s Way
  • Location: Glasgow, Leadhills
  • Author: Owen Mullen

"Mackenzie has a drink problem, is prone to exaggerate and enjoys drama. So when she disappears no-one is too worried. Should..."

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Lead Review

  • Book: Homeland
  • Location: Germany, Poland
  • Author: Walter Kempowski

"4.5* The history of what was East Prussia is a very complex one. Over the centuries it has changed greatly, having..."

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Lead Review

  • Book: In Harm’s Way
  • Location: Glasgow, Leadhills
  • Author: Owen Mullen

"3.75* One sibling’s trauma and a whole family in crisis. Mackenzie and Derek Crawford have been together for a good decade...."

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Lead Review

  • Book: Halfway
  • Location: Wales
  • Author: B E Jones

"This has been the #TFBookClub choice for November/December 2018 South Wales: Evidence of ancient occupation is etched all across the country,..."

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Lead Review

  • Book: Lost Empress
  • Location: New Jersey
  • Author: Sergio De La Pava

"When the feisty Nina Gill takes on the challenge of besting her brother with New Jersey’s Indoor Football League, she has..."

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Lead Review

  • Book: The Eight Mountains
  • Location: Italian Alps
  • Author: Paolo Cognetti

"The majestic mountains of the Italian Alps, around the Monte Rosa massif, form the constant backdrop to this quietly unassuming novel..."

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