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A Vineyard in Andalusia

A Vineyard in Andalusia

Author(s): María Dueñas

Location(s): Jerez, Cuba (Republic of), Mexico City

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1860s

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1861. A ruined silver-mine owner sets sail from Mexico City to seek his fortune in the New World.

Mauro Larrera has just four months to pay his creditors, or his bankruptcy will be revealed and his family’s honour will be in tatters. In magnificent Havana — home to beautiful women and dangerous men who deal in mysterious trades – he gambles what little he has left on what will become the greatest adventure of his life.

A Vineyard in Andalusia is a novel of glories and defeats; of silver mines, family secrets, vineyards, cellars, and splendid cities of faded grandeur; of unexpected passion, and love in the strangest of circumstances.

Once again, María Duenas powerful storytelling and rich historical detail transport us to a faraway time and place, and on an unforgettable adventure of a lifetime.

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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