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Teatime for the Firefly

Teatime for the Firefly

Author(s): Shona Patel

Location(s): Assam

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical, Romance

Era(s): 1940s



Assam comes to life through Layla’s eyes and when she moves to Aynakhal, and excellently brings to life the colonial society of the tea plantations. Atmospheric and a beautiful portrayal of what love means.

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A great novel that helped me understand a little more about what happened during Partition

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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