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Proud to announce the launch of the TripFiction Book Club

1st March 2017

Come and join us for the launch of the brand new TripFiction Book Club #TFBookClub! This your book club – we are here to help you discover new titles that will transport you to lush locations via top literature for some exceptional #literarywanderlust! (OK, we might join the chat a bit too).

Every few weeks we will feature a selected book and we will be chatting about it on the website and on Social Media over the following weeks. We want you to join in and chat along, as we all read the same book.

This month we are featuring  Rosanna Ley’s new book “The Little Theatre by the Sea“,  published on 9th March. It is set in Dorset and Sardinia, and has a really good storyline. What’s it about?


Faye is an interior designer, no boyfriend, and no job. But an invitation from old friend Charlotte to stay with her and her husband in Sardinia soon piques her interest. Oh, and would she consider renovating a crumbling old theatre in a scenic village whilst she is there? Will this indeed be a once-in-a-liftetime opportunity she hopes?

If you would like to read along with us over the next few weeks, join in the discussions and engage with fellow book lovers, then we would love to hear from you. We aim to chat as we go along and finish reading towards the end of March.

To get the ball rolling, we have 3 paperback copies available (UK only) and several digital copies (world) – if you want to be in with a chance of obtaining one of these copies just drop your thoughts in the Comments Box below – have you read any of Rosanna Ley’s books, have you been to Sardinia, do you know Dorset?

Enter by midnight UK time on 8th March. The first names out of the hat on the 9th March will secure copies, which will be distributed immediately thereafter.

Looking forward to meeting you all very soon and hearing what you have to say.

Andrew and Tina for the Tripfiction Team

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  1. User: Lana Hood

    Posted on: 08/03/2017 at 1:26 pm

    I would love one of the digital copies as I have never read this author’s books before and this one sounds so intriguing.


  2. User: Bookertalk

    Posted on: 07/03/2017 at 4:30 pm

    I’m sticking to my goal of reading only the books I already own for six months so will have to resist the temptation to join in with this. but i’ll watch with interest from the side lines


  3. User: Sally

    Posted on: 06/03/2017 at 5:49 pm

    Dorset is a lovely place and I have only ever heard good things about Sardinia


  4. User: JustRetiring

    Posted on: 06/03/2017 at 4:59 pm

    Hello everyone

    TripFiction have kindly asked me to help get #TFBookClub off the ground. I’ve been to Sardinia and love Dorset – all those echoes of Hardy! – so Rosanna Ley’s new book sounds like a great choice.

    Look forward to hearing the thoughts of all those lucky readers who get their hands on a copy.



  5. User: Moira Morgan

    Posted on: 05/03/2017 at 8:22 am

    I have read Return to Mandalay and Bay of Secrets and loved both, perfect mix of journeys to different parts of the world with a touch of history. I haven’t been to Dorset but loved Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier which transported me to the Dorset coastline. Good luck with the book club and look forward to joining in


  6. User: Lisa Hardy

    Posted on: 04/03/2017 at 4:17 pm

    Ooh looking forward to the book club. Books and travel are my thing! I am widely travelled and although I’ve been to Corsica I’ve never been to Sardinia. Someone was talking to me about Rosanna Ley the other day so I’ve only just been introduced to her. Sounds a great read!


  7. User: SARA HILL

    Posted on: 04/03/2017 at 9:12 am

    I had not heard of Rosanna Ley before but was delighted to pick up a copy of The Saffron Trail set in Morocco and Cornwall. It cost me 20p in a jumble sale!! I will read it after I have finished The Shoe Maker’s Wife which is our Reading Group choic this month.


  8. User: Jill Mitchell

    Posted on: 04/03/2017 at 8:15 am

    Always on the search for new reads and this looks wonderful and Sardinia on my “to see” list.


  9. User: Patricia Sands

    Posted on: 04/03/2017 at 2:56 am

    Excellent idea! Good luck with this new venture, TripFiction!


  10. User: Harriet Steel

    Posted on: 03/03/2017 at 7:52 am

    This sounds and looks the perfect read to brighten up the gloom.. I love Dorset and grew up close by in Wiltshire. My mother had a favourite garden centre at Cranborne that remained a popular outing well into her 90s.


  11. User: Vicky

    Posted on: 02/03/2017 at 7:40 pm

    Ah I love Rosanna Ley! Her books give me the opportunity to travel to places I’ve only dreamt of! My favourite to date has been the Saffron Trail! All the colours of Marrakesh mixed with the romance of saffron… heaven!


  12. User: Sara Hill

    Posted on: 02/03/2017 at 7:34 pm

    She is not an author I have read.Unfortunately I have never been to Sardinia but am fairly familiar with Dorset which is a very pretty county.


  13. User: Karen MACE

    Posted on: 02/03/2017 at 6:26 pm

    Many happy childhood holidays spent in Dorset so always makes me smile! Not read anything by the author before so look forward to discovering her stories!


  14. User: Linda

    Posted on: 02/03/2017 at 5:28 pm

    Good luck with your new venture! I have this lovely looking book on my TBR and can’t wait to read it.


  15. User: Vanessa in France

    Posted on: 02/03/2017 at 4:41 pm

    I’ve read and enjoyed several of Rosanna Ley’s books and look forward to reading this one. I would love to visit Sardinia. I have been to its close (French) neighbour, Corsica, many times and seen the Sardinian shoreline across the straits from Bonifacio, but still haven’t set foot there. And I’ve been to Dorset some time ago, but I certainly don’t know it well.


  16. User: Jill Doyle

    Posted on: 02/03/2017 at 4:04 pm

    I loved The Last Dance in Havana, and have 3 more of Rosanna’s books waiting on my pile to be read. It would be great to add this latest edition to my tbr.


  17. User: Christina Yard

    Posted on: 02/03/2017 at 4:00 pm

    New author for me….but as I have learned in the past ….each new author becomes another favourite! I have not been to Sardinia, but have travelled through many places in Italy ..so any book that is set in Italy (or Greece and other European places ) piques my interest from the off. I love Dorset too as spent many holidays there !


  18. User: Elizabeth

    Posted on: 02/03/2017 at 3:35 pm

    I love Dorset! It’s so pretty and the food is so fresh! I’d move there if I could!


  19. User: Julie Ryan

    Posted on: 02/03/2017 at 2:25 pm

    Love Dorset and would like to visit Sardinia.


  20. User: Liz S

    Posted on: 02/03/2017 at 2:04 pm

    I haven’t read her books but the story line sounds right up my alley. I pride myself in being good with geography but both Dorset and Sardinia are places that I cannot place on the map in my head! I k ow Dorset is in the U.K. And Sardinia is a island maybe near France and Italy? But that’s it! I can’t wait to read it!


  21. User: Jeannie D.

    Posted on: 02/03/2017 at 1:59 pm

    I have not read any of her books, but this sounds like a wonderful read and the locations sounds wonderful as well.


  22. User: Jane Dunning

    Posted on: 02/03/2017 at 12:51 pm

    I live in Dorset but have yet to visit Sardinia so would love to find out more about this large Mediterranean island and explore the work of this author.


  23. User: Anne Allen

    Posted on: 02/03/2017 at 12:00 pm

    Love the idea of the book club! I know Dorset but have never been to Sardinia, which I understand is beautiful. And although I’ve heard of the author, I’ve not read any of her books and this sounds a great starting point.


  24. User: Helena Fairfax

    Posted on: 02/03/2017 at 11:31 am

    I know Dorset well – what a great place for a setting! I’ve always wanted to visit Sardinia and I look forward to getting to know it – even if only in the pages of a book!
    Great idea to start a book club 🙂


  25. User: Deborah Small

    Posted on: 02/03/2017 at 11:23 am

    A new author to me…sounds like a fab read as I’ve never been to Sardinia. I’d love to win a digital copy as I live in the south of France(any recommendations welcomed for my area!)
    Thanks and fingers crossed!


  26. User: Bee

    Posted on: 02/03/2017 at 10:37 am

    Congratulations for the Book Club, looking forward to travelling places with you via words.

    Rosana is an author I’ve heard about but not read. Though whenever I hanker for a luxurious, me time read UK is my go to setting in Books. I always pick old Barbara Bradford books, Historical Fiction set during wws. Ah! Good reading times.


  27. User: Kirsten McKenzie

    Posted on: 02/03/2017 at 10:07 am

    “The Little Theatre by the Sea“ sounds completely lovely. I’ve not been to either Dorset or Sardinia, so will have to travel through the pages.


  28. User: Debra

    Posted on: 02/03/2017 at 12:38 am

    Not familiar with this author. The story sounds good. I would enjoy the read along.


  29. User: Jasack

    Posted on: 01/03/2017 at 9:13 pm

    New author for me too. However an escape to Dorset then the lovely warmth of Sardinia sounds appealing.


  30. User: Jess D

    Posted on: 01/03/2017 at 5:55 pm

    She is a new author for me. But I would love to visit Sardinia if only in my mind.


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