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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 1,600 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

Irish to the core!

  • Book: Future Popes of Ireland
  • Location: Ireland
  • Author: Darragh Martin

"I found this an intriguing read, rich in the Irish & Catholic tapestry with the desire of a grandmother to have..."

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  • Book: African Beauty
  • Location: Africa
  • Author: Mark Weston

"We have recently seen in the news that there have been some very murky and unethical practices carried out under the..."

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  • Book: The Closer I Get
  • Location: Hastings, South London
  • Author: Paul Burston

"Author Tom Hunter has a stalker, identified as Evie Stokes. As the novel opens, the trial is in full swing as..."

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  • Book: If I Had Two Lives
  • Location: New England, New York City (NYC), Vietnam
  • Author: Abbigail N Rosewood

"If I Had Two Lives is a brilliant debut novel in two parts. Abbigail, like the heroine in the book, was..."

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  • Book: Dark Horizons
  • Location: Sumatra
  • Author: Dan Smith

"The book opens as Alex, a 20-something young man from Newcastle, is lying on the tarmac, somewhere in Indonesia, having been..."

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  • Book: The Oblique Place
  • Location: Austria, France, Spain
  • Author: Caterina Pascual Söderbaum

"Based on the author’s own family history, The Oblique Place is a novel written to its title, with both meanings of..."

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  • Book: The House by the Lake
  • Location: Berlin
  • Author: Thomas Harding

"4.5* The House by the Lake was serialised on BBC Radio 4’s Book of the Week. The eponymous house of the..."

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Can love overcome cultural differences?

  • Book: Sculpting the Elephant
  • Location: North India
  • Author: Sylvia Vetta

"Harry and Ramma meet in Oxford, England, before travelling to Northern India in search of answers about Buddha’s origins and their..."

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Adored it!

  • Book: Block 46
  • Location: Falkenberg, Hampstead, London
  • Author: Johana Gustawsson

"I’d read some fabulous reviews of “Block 46” written by Johana Gustawsson recently and it had been recommended to me on..."

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Fabulous thriller!

  • Book: Deep Down Dead
  • Location: California, Florida, Georgia, West Virginia
  • Author: Steph Broadribb

"OH MY! Where do I begin? “Deep Down Dead” is an outstanding high octane thriller that I wholeheartedly enjoyed from the..."

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