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The Drago Tree

The Drago Tree

Author(s): Isobel Blackthorn

Location(s): Lanzarote

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary



Haunted by demons past and present, geologist Ann Salter seeks sanctuary on the exotic island of Lanzarote. There she meets charismatic author Richard Parry and indigenous potter Domingo, and together they explore the island.

Ann’s encounters with the island’s hidden treasures becomes a journey deep inside herself as she struggles to understand who she was, who she is, and who she wants to be.

Set against a panoramic backdrop of dramatic island landscapes and Spanish colonial history, The Drago Tree is an intriguing tale of betrayal, conquest and love, in all its forms.

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This is the story of Ann Salter, a geologist who goes to Lanzarote for some solitude and thinking time, now that her marriage has come to an end. An early flirtation doesn’t really blossom...

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A strong portrayal of the island of Lanzarote

Author: hdsteel22@gmail.com

I bought this to read before my first visit to the island and was very glad I had. The author brings the place to life so vividly with a combination of description and cultural...

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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