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A Stone’s Throw

A Stone’s Throw

Author(s): Fiona Shaw

Location(s): England, Kenya

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical, Romance

Era(s): 1940s onwards



A multi-layered story of three generations of one family and is set in England and Kenya during and after the Second World War. Meg Brya is sailing to Kenya to be with her fiance. On the boat ride out to Africa, the ship is torpedoed, she has a brief dalliance and how these experiences permeate her life in the new country.

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‘An affecting portrait of 1950s Britain, and a tender and unlikely page-turner’ (Financial Times)”

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Enter the 2021TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

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 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 6th November 2021