Dystopian novel set in SOUTH EAST FRANCE
TripFiction – so much more than a database and book reviews
23rd March 2018
TripFiction – so much more than a database and book reviews.
We launched TripFiction a few years ago to provide an easily searchable database of books with a strong sense of place, and to help the reader see a location through an author’s eyes. How much more enjoyable is a holiday if you’re immersed in a book where the characters are walking the same streets as you, and you’re sharing the same history and food? Or the vicarious sense of travel you get from reading a book in the comfort of your armchair at home?
We are proud that the TripFiction database now has thousands of books – novels, memoirs and travelogues – on the database, covering hundreds of destinations around the world, all searchable by location, title, author and genre. Most have reviews that rate each book by strength of location and content, and new books and reviews are being added to the database every day.
But did you know that we offer much, much more that will help bring the world of books and travel to colourful life?
TripFiction – so much more than a database and book reviews. A vibrant and hugely varied blog is approaching the significant landmark of 1,000 posts. Here you’ll find the following types of content to enrich your reading pleasure:
#TalkingLocationWith – articles where authors give the reader an insight into the research they undertook for a book’s destination, the characters they may have met there, the writing process…and even some tips on best places to stay, eat and visit when you find yourself walking in the author’s footsteps:
- R D Stevens – Laos
- Miguel Bonnefoy – Venezuela
- Abi Curtis – Istanbul
- Zoe Duncan – Cornwall
- Rosanna Ley – Sardinia
Author Interviews – helping the reader get under the literary skin of a book, its location and characters:
#TFBookClub – we have an active TripFiction Book Club where every couple of months members can win a copy of a book with a strong sense of place. Members’ comments, author insights and additional blog posts about the destination transport the reader to another place. Amongst the locations we have travelled to so far….
- Ceylon (Sri Lanka) with author Harriet Steel and Trouble in Nuala
- The Lake District with author Sarah Stovell and Exquisite
- Central America with author Maile Meloy and Do Not Become Alarmed
- Sardinia with author Rosanna Ley and The Little Theatre by the Sea
- Prague with author Benjamin Black and Prague Nights
‘Great books set in’ and ‘Classic reads’ series… – to point you in the direction of highly rated and interesting books set in the location you’re travelling to:
- Five great books set in Naples
- Ten great books set in New York
- Classic reads to transport you to Australasia
- Ten great books set in London
- Classic reads to transport you to the Americas
General interest topics – shining a light on the world of publishing and on interesting destinations:
- Translators – the unsung heroes of modern fiction
- Are we being seduced by the covers?
- Your top tips for a visit to London
- A cinematic trip to Chile with ‘Neruda‘
- Beyond Words in Gloucestershire
See, we told you there were some wonderful articles about books and travel in the TripFiction blog, didn’t we! So bookmark the blog and don’t forget to tell all your friends and contacts how TripFiction should be their first port of call for books with a strong sense of place, helping the reader see a location through an author’s eyes….and so much more.
- TripFiction home page
- About TripFiction
- Find a Book
- TripFiction Book Club
- Add a Book
- Add a Review
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