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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.

To get full value from the TripFiction site (to be able to recommend books for us to add, or to write reviews), you will need to sign up to become a member. Click here to be taken to the sign up page.

We would love to hear from you if you have any ideas or thoughts you would like to share. Click here to be taken to the Contact form (or simply email us at contact@tripfiction.com).

Happy reading!

Tina, Tony and the TripFiction Team

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Latest Reviews

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  • Book: Deep Dirty Truth
  • Location: Florida
  • Author: Steph Broadribb

"Deep Dirty Truth is the third book in the Lori Anderson bounty hunter series. It is every bit as good as..."

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  • Book: Pelt and Other Stories
  • Location: World
  • Author: Catherine McNamara

"We have featured the writing of Catherine McNamara before, specifically her novel (probably one of the longest title ever…) The Divorced Lady’s..."

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  • Book: Red Snow
  • Location: Sweden
  • Author: Will Dean

"Tuva Moodyson, a reporter on the local newspaper in Gavrik, a small town in northern Sweden, is within a couple of..."

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"4.5* Shortlisted for the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards 2019 – Fiction, with a sense of place Keiko Furukura has clocked..."

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  • Book: Little Culinary Triumphs
  • Location: Montmartre
  • Author: Pascal Pujol

"Little Culinary Triumphs is a debut novel by Pascale Pujol – and it is an impressive one. It starts almost as..."

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  • Book: The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton
  • Location: Cremona, Kent, Paris
  • Author: Anstey Harris

"Start 2019 with a startlingly good novel that has shot into my all-time top fifty! It’s the kind of novel that..."

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  • Book: Ponti
  • Location: Singapore
  • Author: Sharlene Teo

"The title of the book refers to a series of 3 films made in the later 20th Century starring Amisa. In..."

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  • Book: The House with the Stained-Glass Window
  • Location: Lviv
  • Author: Zanna Sloniowska

"In Lviv, four generations of women inhabit an old house containing a gigantic stained-glass window which makes the building an architectural..."

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  • Book: Too Far
  • Location: Manhattan
  • Author: Jason Starr

"I picked this novel to read on a long journey and it kept me reading right until the end. The hours..."

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  • Book: The Second Rider
  • Location: Vienna
  • Author: Alex Beer

"Vienna, post WW1, is a pretty desolate and run down place. Poverty abounds and the only functioning market is the black..."

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