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A mix of thoughts, opinions, literary travel tales to read when you’re deciding where to travel to next. A sort of literary departure lounge if you will!

Five books set on the beach – A BookTrail Literary Tour

  • Submitted: 8th January 2019

The first Travel Tuesday in January and that means the world needs some books set on a beach. The media is full of celebrities jetting around the world on their…

Book set in Brussels – The Man with No Face, Peter May

  • Submitted: 7th January 2019

A crime novel set in the EU corridors of power and intrigue At a time where Europe is in the news more than ever, this is a very timely novel.…

Book set in Ireland – A River in the Trees by Jacqueline O’Mahony

  • Submitted: 6th January 2019

A novel of love, loss, family and Irish history Ireland is about to be torn apart by the War of Independence. A River in the Trees by Jacqueline O'Mahony is the…

Celebrating Literary Northumberland, LJ Ross’ Lindisfarne Prize

  • Submitted: 4th January 2019

Great news! Bestselling author LJ Ross has established a crime writing award worth £2,500 to celebrate the North East. An author who herself firmly sets her novels in the North…

Germany set thriller – In the Dark Andreas Pfluger

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A blind special agent, a title written in Braille Today is World Braille Day and it's a good time to celebrate the way people with sight problems can communicate freely.…

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