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The Sealed Letter

The Sealed Letter

Author(s): Emma Donoghue

Location(s): London

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1864

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This wonderful book is set in Victorian London loosely based on a scandalous divorce case, and there are features and facts that are even stranger than fiction: friends turn against each other, a stained dress, false evidence…..Helen Codrington has been brought up abroad, is now a wife and mother but embarks on an affair with Captain Anderson.

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‘Set in Victorian England and based on a real-life divorce case that scandalised the country in 1864, it tells the tale of two female friends whose lives are never the same again once one...

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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