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Oz

Oz

Author(s): Bobbie Darbyshire

Location(s): Sydney

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1970s/modern

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Mark’s life is a mess. He’s been cheating on his wife, fears his marriage is over, but can’t bear to leave his boisterous 7-year-old daughter, Matilda. Just when he thinks things can’t get worse, his mother is killed in a road accident. Shocked and grieving, he decamps to her house, where he uncovers a secret that will turn his life upside-down and send him and his daughter on a whirlwind search for the truth.

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The book starts out in Clapham Junction, Lavender Hill, Battersea, Tooting and then heads for Sydney and Australia. It is rich and varied and it makes good progression as the story unfolds.  A recommended...

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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