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Author(s): Sarah Hall

Location(s): The Lake District

Genre(s): Historical, Romance

Era(s): 1930s



A close knit farming community is pulled apart when the Manchester Water Board wants to flood the area to create a reservoir. A majestic first novel of love and intrigue set amongst the sweep of the Fells.

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‘First impression: here is a new writer of show-stopping genius; everyone should buy this novel… I stand by my original impressions. Go forth and buy; prepare to weep’. Helen Falconer, Guardian

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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