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Your chance to win a copy of Cath Staincliffe’s brilliant new China based novel – plus a beautifully crafted Chinese wooden bookmark, a ‘globe’ festive bauble, and a limited edition Tracey Emin ‘Books are my Bag’ tote bag to keep them all in!

18th November 2015

chinaHalf The World Away by Cath Staincliffe describes every parent’s worst nightmare. Jo’s daughter, Lori, suddenly stops all social media communication when staying in China. Jo and Lori’s father, Tom, set off to Chengdu (where she was last heard of) to search for her. Bureaucracy grinds slowly, and they feel very much on their own in what is clearly a ‘missing person’ case. Cath describes Chengdu brilliantly (her son lives there) and along with a gripping story, shares all sorts of interesting facts and observations. Did you, for example, know that 20% of the world’s computers are manufactured in the city?

To read TripFiction’s Tina’s full review of this excellent book, please click here.

To win the fabulous prize – a copy of the book, plus a beautiful Chinese crafted wooden bookmark, a ‘globe’ festive bauble, and a limited edition Tracey Emin ‘Books are my Bag’ cloth tote bag to keep them all in – all you have to do is drop down to the Comments box below, and write in the one city – or place – you would most like to visit in China. It really is that simple!

The competition closes at midnight UK time on Sunday 29th November, and the winner will be the first name out of the hat on Monday 30th.

Good luck!

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  1. User: tripfiction

    Posted on: 30/11/2015 at 10:22 am

    Congratulations to Kate S whose name was first out of the hat this morning – and is therefore the prize winner!

    Kate, very well done…

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  2. User: Susan Edmiston

    Posted on: 29/11/2015 at 9:45 pm

    Xi’an to see the entombed warriors

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  3. User: Julie Williams

    Posted on: 28/11/2015 at 6:29 pm

    A trip to Shanghai would be a dream come true

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  4. User: Ali Drew

    Posted on: 28/11/2015 at 5:00 pm

    I have never been but it would have to be a choice between Beijing, Shanghai or Hong Kong.

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  5. User: Mandy Carter

    Posted on: 26/11/2015 at 9:35 pm

    I would love to visit Hangzhou and soak up the culture

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  6. User: Kristina N

    Posted on: 26/11/2015 at 1:21 am

    I’d like to see The Forbidden City and The Temple of Heaven in Beijing.

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  7. User: Kate S

    Posted on: 22/11/2015 at 9:10 pm

    I would LOVE to visit Jiuzhaigou National Park, it is literally breathtaking!

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  8. User: Susan T.

    Posted on: 22/11/2015 at 6:24 am

    I’d like to visit the Jiuzhaigou Valley in the autumn. All the trees changing colour against the super blue water looks amazing!

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  9. User: derek norton

    Posted on: 21/11/2015 at 8:52 pm

    Shanghai

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  10. User: Sara Hill

    Posted on: 20/11/2015 at 4:30 pm

    I would love to go to Hangzou and visit West Lake. West Lake was selected as one of the “12 superb sunset spots around the world” by CNN. I imagine it is like looking at one of those willow pattern plates!

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  11. User: Janice Clint Atkinson

    Posted on: 20/11/2015 at 6:43 am

    I would love to see The Great Wall of China and Shanghai. Visiting the panda sanctuary would be amazing.

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  12. User: Komal

    Posted on: 19/11/2015 at 3:59 pm

    I would love to see the Great Wall of China! And It’ be great if I get to explore cities that I’ve read about or seen in movies (Beijing and Shanghai for example).

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  13. User: daria

    Posted on: 19/11/2015 at 6:40 am

    I would love to go to Hong Kong.

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  14. User: Jess dimovski

    Posted on: 19/11/2015 at 1:14 am

    Chengdu would love to see it

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  15. User: Simon Dodd

    Posted on: 18/11/2015 at 11:36 pm

    I’d love to visit Shanghai for it’s fantastic architecture, art, food and people!

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  16. User: Anabel Marsh

    Posted on: 18/11/2015 at 11:08 pm

    Guilin – the landscape looks amazing.

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  17. User: Karen

    Posted on: 18/11/2015 at 9:01 pm

    I’ve never been to China but would love to visit Shanghai, in fact I would be happy to visit anywhere in China!

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  18. User: Kay Deever

    Posted on: 18/11/2015 at 5:50 pm

    Shanghai definitely, the Great Wall and anywhere along the Yanghtze River – the River has dominated so many books I’ve read set in China and it seems to be a character all its’ own.

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  19. User: Diane Devine

    Posted on: 18/11/2015 at 4:29 pm

    The Great Wall

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  20. User: Lainy SMBSLT

    Posted on: 18/11/2015 at 3:06 pm

    SHANGHAI I think for me.

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  21. User: Bharti

    Posted on: 18/11/2015 at 2:52 pm

    It’s not 1 city, but I would visit The 5 great mountains, The mountain huge Buddha is not to miss when in China.

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  22. User: Chris

    Posted on: 18/11/2015 at 2:37 pm

    I’d love to visit Inner Mongolia, to photograph its grasslands, mountains, stone forests and the Gobi Desert, to visit historic monuments such as the Genghis Khan mausoleum and to meet some of its diverse population, discover more about their cultures and, I hope, learn a few words of some of their languages.

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  23. User: Lana H

    Posted on: 18/11/2015 at 2:11 pm

    I would like to visit Hangzhou

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  24. User: Harriet Steel

    Posted on: 18/11/2015 at 1:49 pm

    I’d love to visit Guilin in the south. The scenery there looks wonderful.

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  25. User: Carlene

    Posted on: 18/11/2015 at 1:22 pm

    Chengdu! Looking forward to reading this book – thanks for the recommendation.

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  26. User: Linda

    Posted on: 18/11/2015 at 1:16 pm

    One of my favourite books is J G Ballard’s The Crystal World so when I saw pictures of Luya mountain, in Shanxi province, I knew I had to see it! From the pictures I have seen, in winter the lower slopes of the mountain appear to be covered with crystal-like vegetation. You can imagine, as Ballard did, that the earth is slowly petrifying. Frightening but thrilling!

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  27. User: Kristen Bailey

    Posted on: 18/11/2015 at 12:45 pm

    I’d love to explore the garden of Kenroku-en in Kanazawa, with my camera.

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  28. User: Shauna Hughes

    Posted on: 18/11/2015 at 12:41 pm

    I would love to visit atmospheric Shanghai and as a contrast to the city, glide the Li river into the magical countryside.

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  29. User: Linda

    Posted on: 18/11/2015 at 12:32 pm

    I’m fascinated by history so I’d like to be greedy and visit the terracotta army in Lington as well as visit the Great Wall, probably the section at Jinshanling, although any part would be amazing

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  30. User: S

    Posted on: 18/11/2015 at 12:20 pm

    Shanghai….

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  31. User: ANNIE THOMAS

    Posted on: 18/11/2015 at 11:34 am

    Xi’an for the terracotta warriors

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