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The Road to Urbino

The Road to Urbino

Author(s): Roma Tearne

Location(s): London, Sri Lanka, Tuscany

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern

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A story of obsession, love and art set in Tuscany, Sri Lanka and London.

Ras, a Sri Lankan who fled his country as a child following the violent death of his mother and his father’s disappearance, has committed a crime. Dogged by his past and unable to come to terms with the killing of his mother, he struggles to make a new life for himself in the UK.

Alex has loved Dee since he was 19 but failed to realise that it was a love he wouldn’t find again. After Dee’s marriage, he too struggles to build a meaningful life for himself.

But when Ras’ and Alex’s lives connect, each man takes a new path culminating for Ras in the theft of a della Franceso painting, while Alex comes ever closer to Dee through tragedy in her life.

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This novel is absolutely suffused with the colour and feel of Sri Lanka and Italy, and beautiful descriptions of art, Piero della Francesco… a fabulous read. – Lane Goodwin – Tearne’s training as a...

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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