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England, England

England, England

Author(s): Julian Barnes

Location(s): England, Isle of Wight

Genre(s): Fiction, Novella

Era(s): Late 20th Century



What constitutes England and Englishness? The plot revolves around a businessman’s attempt to create a legacy by creating a sort of mini-England on the Isle of Wight (The Island). A Utopia-cum-Dystopia what is “englishness” – Robin Hood? Fish and Chips?

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A fascinating read and the first chapter really hooks the reader in, entertaing yet through provoking – Ken F –

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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