Books are an excellent way to experience a different culture or location without having to travel - but they can also inspire future travel plans. Here are some of our favourite novels to fuel your wanderlust so you can #StayHomeHappy.


The White Tiger

The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga tells the story of Balram Halwai, who claws his way out of the lower classes and into success. It’s been described as “darkly humorous” and paints India in an interesting light.

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ShAgun

Seventeenth-century Japan is a strange and dangerous place for an Englishman with no knowledge of the people, customs, or language. The historical epic Shogun by James Clavell is heart-stopping, endlessly compelling, and sure to inspire an interest in the Land of the Rising Sun.

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The Beach

In Alex Garland’s 1996 suspense novel The Beach, a young backpacker is drawn into a secret community after learning of a hidden beach in the Gulf of Thailand and searching for the untouched piece of paradise.

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