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A Time of Gifts

A Time of Gifts

Author(s): Patrick Leigh Fermor

Location(s): Europe

Genre(s): Travelogue

Era(s): 1930s



Walking from the Hoek of Holland to Rotterdam, through Europe, Munich to the Danube – beautifully observed, an absolute classic.

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‘Rightly considered to be among the most beautiful travel books in the language’ (Independent )

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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