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Empress of the Night

Author(s): Eva Stachniak

Location(s): St Petersburg (Leningrad)

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 18th century



“We quarrel about power, not about love.”
Catherine the Great takes centre stage in best selling author Eva Stachniak’s latest novel. Gorgeously written with vivid detail and lyrical prose, EMPRESS OF THE NIGHT is an intimate and revealing portrait of Catherine, following her ascension to the throne, her rule over an empire, her romantic relationships, and the sacrifices that made her the most feared and commanding woman of her time.

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A wonderfully evocative portrait looking back over the life of Catherine the Great. This a woman who ruled over many and in her own unique way balanced leadership and personal gain

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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 

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Entries close 6th November 2021