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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

Literary Packages – what are the best books with a strong sense of setting or location for each month?

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Ghostly Tale set in WALES

  • Submitted: 22nd March 2024

The Shadow Key - Susan Stokes-Chapman Ghostly Tale set in WALES Now, settle in for a very unique and compelling tale. Set in a fictional village in Wales, we spend time…

French novel set in a Burgundy hairdressers

  • Submitted: 21st March 2024

Clara Reads Proust - Stéphane Carlier This is the kind of book to warm your heart as well as making you want to eat French cheese! It's about the power…

Books with Flowers on the Cover

  • Submitted: 20th March 2024

Books with Flowers on the Cover You have to bring flowers into the house when the spring sun comes out. Daffodils are very pretty and plentiful this time of year.…

Noir historical fiction set in Warwickshire

  • Submitted: 18th March 2024

Red Hollow set in Warwickshire - Natalie Marlow Natalie Marlow is BACK! I love that the author's last name sounds like one of her gangster type characters in her Noir…

Spotlight on.. DIVA

  • Submitted: 15th March 2024

DIVA by Daisy Goodwin This week, DIVA, the story of Maria Callas by Daisy Goodwin launched itself onto the bookshop stage, The global setting: The opera houses of the world!…

Featured Book

A Person is a Prayer

2000s: A family’s story of migration from Kenya and India to England

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