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Garden of Letters

Garden of Letters

Author(s): Alyson Richman

Location(s): Portofino, Verona

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): WW2



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Largely set in World War II, Verona, both before and during the German Occupation.  Elodie Bertolotti is a very gifted young cellist who becomes involved in the Italian Resistance movement. She plays her cello but everything changes when her father is attacked by Fascists. She is driven to join the Resistance Movement and becomes a staffetta, using her instrument to run secret messages through what and how she plays. There is love and romance too and tragedy…

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A beautifully researched novel about the Italian Resistance and the author is tremendous at painting a portrait of Italy

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Enter the inaugural TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

750 - 3000 words with strong 'sense of place' theme

Short story, travelogue, or memoir

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Cash prizes totalling £500 / $600 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 15th November 2020