Among the many wonderful things about books is their power to transport us: they can take us forward or back through time; into the minds and worlds of others; and they can bring us to some of our planet’s most beautiful locales, without ever leaving the sofa. Some books conjure a sense of location so well that they even inspire future travel – who wouldn’t want to see the magnificent place their favourite novel was set?
So, we got to thinking about some of the most captivating places that books have been set, and compiled a reading list – along with scenic photographs – to inspire your next journey.
A thriller in the Swiss Alps
Glamour and intrigue on the French Riviera
A moving family saga in Malaysia
A 'crazy rich' love story in Capri
A world lit classic in Colombia
A memoir of growing up on Corfu
A romantic caper in the Scottish Highlands
Main collage image: Alicia Fernandes/Penguin
Collage photos: Getty / iStock