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A collection of book reviews, literary travel journeys and best books set in posts

Literary journeys – Look here for books set in a whole range of locations and settings grouped together

BookTrail of the Month – the best book(trail) an author has taken us on

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The Burial Plot – histfic set in London

  • Submitted: 24th May 2024

The Burial Plot - Elizabeth Macneal Historical fiction set in London - Imagine a cemetery like no other. There is a private cemetery in this novel and it's quite the…

Books steeped in Folklore

  • Submitted: 22nd May 2024

Books with folklore at their heart There are novels which introduce you to some very unusual cultural and folkloric themes. Pixies, strange statues, legends that freeze your heart...   Cornwall…

Cautious Travellers set on the Great Trans-Siberian Express

  • Submitted: 20th May 2024

The Cautious Traveller's Guide to The Wastelands - Sara Brooks Cautious Travellers set on the Great Trans-Siberian Express - All aboard! Honestly, this is a whirlwind of a novel, set…

You Are Here in Cumbria with David Nicholls

  • Submitted: 17th May 2024

Maps and walks with David Nicholls You Are Here in Cumbria with David Nicholls - If you love beautiful scenery and maps you need to read this book. If you…

Thriller set in Thailand – Emily Freud

  • Submitted: 15th May 2024

Her Last Summer Thriller set in Thailand - Emily Freud Two backpackers head to Thailand. One gets lost in the woods and never returns. The one that lives to tell…

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The Wren in the Holly Library

2000s: A dark, spicy romantasy loosely inspired by Beauty and the Beast

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