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The TripFiction Book Club January/February 2020 reads ‘A Death in the Medina’ by James von Leyden

7th December 2019


For those TripFiction fans who don’t already know, we have a TripFiction Book Club that we kicked off back in March 2017 with a romantic journey to beautiful Sardinia, along with author Rosanna Ley and her vivid characters.

Head over to the separate #TFBookClub page or find us on social media to hear about the latest book we’re reading. This is the place where we all meet to read and exchange views on location-based novels of interest. Every two months we select a book, give out a number of paperback copies (UK only) and digital copies for those who prefer that format, and for those who are outside the UK, and start the dialogue. It’s a great way to read a good book in the company of others, and to join in the discussions.

And in January and February join us in MARRAKECH for an absorbing thriller with ‘A Death in the Medina’ by James von Leyden. For more information click on the #TFBookClub link (apply HERE by midnight 17th December for a copy).

Our first seventeen outings for the #TFBookClub have seen us travel the world, seeing different locations through the eyes of authors:

  • We have been #OnLiteraryLocation in SARDINIA with Rosanna Ley’s The Little Theatre By The Sea 
  • We have explored the sense of history in PRAGUE, reading Prague Nights by Benjamin Black
  • We have been on a real adventure to CENTRAL AMERICA with Maile Meloy’s Do Not Become Alarmed 
  • We have been immersed in an intense relationship between two female writers in Exquisite by Sarah Stovell, set in NORTHUMBERLAND and the LAKE DISTRICT,
  • We have met Harriet Steel’s Inspector de Silva in 1930s CEYLON (now SRI LANKA), experiencing Trouble in Nuala
  • We have time-travelled to exotic GRANADA in historic ANDALUCIA SPAIN with Jane Johnson’s Court of Lions
  • We have dived into the beautiful CYCLADES in GREECE with Hannah Fielding’s Aphrodite’s Tears
  • We have returned to CEYLON (now SRI LANKA) with The Sapphire Widow by Dinah Jefferies
  • We have gone west to CORNWALL with One Cornish Summer by Liz Fenwick
  • We travelled to NORWAYSCOTLAND and FRANCE with The Sixteen Trees of the Somme by Lars Mytting 
  • We were in wintry WALES with dark crime thriller Halfway by B. E. Jones
  • We’ve been immersed in a chilling winter in SWEDEN with Red Snow by Will Dean
  • We have explored the art world in LONDONNEW YORK CITYROME & the SOUTH OF FRANCE with The Italian Teacher by Tom Rachman. 
  • We’ve been on a whimsical pilgrimage to IRELAND with the big-hearted, funny and sad debut novel Future Popes of Ireland by Darragh Martin
  • We delved into old friendships, secrets and lies in MALLORCA with A Summer Reunion by Fanny Blake  
  • We have been on a dark journey through Victorian BIRMINGHAM with ‘The Conviction of Cora Burns’ by Carolyn Kirby. And we’ve even made a movie to bring Cora to life for you!
  • And most recently we have looked at A Map of the Sky through the eyes of young Kit, in this enchanting novel by Claire Wong set in YORKSHIRE

Andrew and Tina for the TripFiction team

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  1. User: philatel

    Posted on: 07/12/2019 at 8:17 pm

    Looks like another good book to read – fingers crossed!


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