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Author(s): Nicky Pellegrino

Location(s): Italy, Liverpool

Genre(s): Fiction, Romance

Era(s): 1960s, 2000s



Three generations and the kitchen that binds them. Young Maria, content in her Mother’s kitchen, nevertheless seeks excitement and heads off to the city lights, only to return pregnant. Chiara, her daughter and Maria head off to England in search of a new life for herself and her daughter..

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Lush food threads its way through this tale of three generations of women. Evocative of so many things Italian and English…

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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