Devon in Books

Devon in Books

Whether you are planning a holiday in Devon after the current situation with coronavirus is over, or you live in Devon, this is where you can find your own Devon in Books – guide books and maps, whodunnits and crime novels, modern and historical novels, classic literature, romantic fiction and holiday reads – all set in Devon.

There are so many books to suit all tastes.

Then there are photographic coffee table books, with gorgeous photos as a memory of a visit or a gift.

Below are some favourites. Or you can use the bar at the top of the page to find different types of books (or maps).

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Devon in Books

Novels set in Devon

Follow the links below for Devon books on:

Or for speed, you can go straight to buy using the Amazon link buttons here:

Some books are also available as audio CDs, such as:

Devon History, Heritage and Factual Books

Below are some of the most read Devon local history and heritage books, or facts and curiosities books. Click here for the full list of Devon’s history and heritage books, including:

Devon Guide Books and Maps

You can see all the guide books and maps for Devon here, including some of the favourites below:

Photographic Devon

See more photographic and pictorial books here.

Where books in Devon are set

Devon in Books, including The Beach Hut!

Just some examples of where in Devon some of the novels are set:

  • Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen: near Exeter
  • The Hound of the Baskervilles, Arthur Conan Doyle: Dartmoor
  • And Then There Were None and Evil Under the Sun , Agatha Christie: Burgh Island, south Devon
  • The Long Call, Anne Cleeves: Barnstaple, Ilfracombe and north Devon
  • Tarka the Otter, Henry Williamson: around the rivers Taw and Torridge, north Devon
  • The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips, Michael Morpurgo: Slapton Sands, south Devon
  • The Second Sleep, Robert Harris: Exmoor
  • The Beach Hut, Veronica Henry: inspired by Woolacombe

The books below follow – in very different ways – the South West Coast Path from Minehead in Somerset, all the way through North Devon, Cornwall and South Devon, finishing in Dorset:

  • The South West Coast Path guide book from Cicerone
  • The Salt Path, by Raynor Winn
  • Travels With Boogie: 500 Mile Walkies, by Mark Wallington
  • while Careless in Red, the Inspector Linley whodunnit, has a different take on the South West Coast Path!

Links to Articles and Blogs on Devon’s Books

You can read more about some of Devon’s literary connections here:

Books set in Devon, including Exeter and the Ex estuary here, Dartmouth, Plymouth, Dartmoor, Exmoor and more

If you have suggestions for more books set in Devon to be added to the website, just let us know.