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The Dollhouse

The Dollhouse

Author(s): Fiona Davis

Location(s): New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern/1950s

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When she arrives at the famed Barbizon Hotel in 1952 Darby McLaughlin is everything her hall mates aren’t: plain, self-conscious, homesick and convinced she doesn’t belong. Yet when she befriends Esme, a Barbizon maid, she’s introduced to an entirely new, colourful yet seedy side of New York City. Over half a century later, journalist Rose Lewin hears rumours of Darby’s involvement in a deadly skirmish with a hotel maid. A perfect distraction from her own imploding personal life, Rose becomes obsessed with finding the truth about what really happened at the hotel.

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A time slip novel that is well crafted and smoothly brought together. The author clearly has done her research and knows the city well, both now and then. Determination sees the characters through. Very...

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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