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Umbria

Umbria

Author(s): Patricia Clough

Location(s): Umbria

Genre(s): Travelogue

Era(s): Modern

When Patricia Clough bought a house in Umbria she knew that buying her dream home did not mean that one’s life became a dream. By the end of this book, in which she describes the journey of making Umbria her home, she is sure that ‘if one has basic requirements for being happy, then Umbria provides some of the best surroundings for happiness’. Clough pores over Umbria’s enchanting countryside, its tumultuous history, its ancient culture and sumptuous food, and laments that for a long time Umbria was mistaken for its fashionable neighbour, Tuscany. This is not a guide to buying a home in Italy, nor a guidebook for your holiday – though it would be useful as both of these things – but a story of a journey in which a woman discovers and marvels at the place she gradually begins to call home.

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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