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The Urban Circus

The Urban Circus

Author(s): Catriona Rainsford

Location(s): Mexico

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Travelogue

Era(s): Modern



After travelling to India on leaving school, Catriona intended to make a life for herself in Asia until an injury forced her to return to the UK. A promise made at closing time in a Cambridge pub then took her to Mexico, where a chance meeting began her journey with Mexican street performers.

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‘A wild and extraordinary book…Highly recommended, but I’d rather read than live it.’ CONDE NAST TRAVELLER

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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 

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Entries close 6th November 2021