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A Dragon Apparent: Travels in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam

A Dragon Apparent: Travels in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam

Author(s): Norman Lewis

Location(s): Cambodia, Indochina, Laos

Genre(s): Travelogue

Era(s): 1950s



This book is set in French Indo-China as the Viet Minh are embarking on the guerrilla war against their colonial oppressors. Lewis travels around the area and recounts his experiences in a tender, insighful and well written way.

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“one of the best post-war travel books and, in retrospect, the most heart-rending” The Observer

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A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

Judges include Victoria Hislop and Rosanna Ley

First Prize of £1,000 / US$1,350

Prizes total £1,750 / US$2,362 

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Entries close 6th November 2021