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Your chance to win a great Swiss-themed Christmas prize!

20th December 2016

your chance to win

First out of the prize stocking is a copy of The Gustav Sonata by Rose Tremain. This is undoubtedly one of our very best reads of 2016. It gets beneath the skin of Swiss society and describes the three movements of the ‘sonata’ covering the lives of Gustav and Anton as they grow together and apart – emotional and challenging. Next, there is a copy of The Montana Stories by Katherine Mansfield. This is a brilliant collection of short stories written in 1921 in Chalet des Sapins in what is now Crans Montana above Sierre, whilst she was seriously ill with TB. In her imagination she was elsewhere, in London, the South of France and New Zealand. She was only 32.

Then, a copy of Marco Polo’s insightful guide to Switzerland – full of Insider Tips and ideas. Just what you need to plan your trip.

And finally, to munch as you read, a few Swiss chocolates and caramels!

To enter the competition, and win all four prizes, all you have to do is write in the Comments box below the name of the one place in Switzerland you would most like to visit in 2017. It’s that easy!

The competition closes at midnight UK time on Friday 30th December – and the winner will be the first name out of the hat on Saturday 31st.

The very best of luck!

The TripFiction Team

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  1. User: tripfiction

    Posted on: 31/12/2016 at 11:34 am

    Daisy James was the first out of the hat when we drew the prize winner earlier today.

    Extremely well done, Daisy!


  2. User: Katherine De Riera

    Posted on: 30/12/2016 at 1:55 pm

    I have never been skiing and would love to go to the Swiss Alps!


  3. User: Sharon mead

    Posted on: 30/12/2016 at 8:22 am

    Zurich would love to visit


  4. User: Leah Tonna

    Posted on: 30/12/2016 at 6:52 am

    I’d love to visit Lucerne, the Lake, the Old Town, the Bridge….it all looks wonderful.


  5. User: jackie rushton

    Posted on: 29/12/2016 at 11:15 pm



  6. User: Jess D

    Posted on: 29/12/2016 at 10:34 pm

    I would love to visit the Matterhorn


  7. User: Christine Lockley

    Posted on: 29/12/2016 at 8:55 pm

    Lake Geneva


  8. User: Bryan Bennion

    Posted on: 29/12/2016 at 7:44 pm

    Would love to go back to Valle Verzasca in the Canton of Ticino, to see how much it has changed since 1982


  9. User: Julie Ryan

    Posted on: 29/12/2016 at 3:13 pm

    Would love to see Lake Geneva


  10. User: Teresa Starr

    Posted on: 29/12/2016 at 3:01 pm



  11. User: Jane Willis

    Posted on: 29/12/2016 at 2:54 pm

    Geneva – simply because my daughter and my gorgeous grandchildren live a few miles from there!


  12. User: Adrian Lee

    Posted on: 29/12/2016 at 2:43 pm

    I would love to return to Zermatt,but in the winter time, as we went in the summer.


  13. User: Michelle Johnson

    Posted on: 29/12/2016 at 2:13 pm

    Ivery never been to Switzerland before but 1st place I’d like to visit would be Geneva


  14. User: Kate S

    Posted on: 29/12/2016 at 2:10 pm

    Mount Pilatus. It’s always been #1 on my bucket list ♥


  15. User: Joanne Gaylor

    Posted on: 29/12/2016 at 1:56 pm

    Lake Konstanz – we’ve been to the German side of it. Would love to cross over to the Swiss side.


  16. User: Susan I

    Posted on: 29/12/2016 at 1:24 pm

    St. Moritz, or some Alpine village I’d discover.


  17. User: Mariasole

    Posted on: 29/12/2016 at 1:15 pm



  18. User: Sue Harrison

    Posted on: 29/12/2016 at 1:08 pm

    I would love to revisit Geneva and its lake


  19. User: Claire Johnson

    Posted on: 29/12/2016 at 1:08 pm

    Would love to visit Lake Lucerne


  20. User: Joanne Jenkinson

    Posted on: 29/12/2016 at 12:46 pm

    Would love to see Zurich


  21. User: Jodi Collins

    Posted on: 23/12/2016 at 3:50 pm

    I’d love to visit Bern because it’s a place that no one ever talks about and it appears to be off the map of travel destinations.


  22. User: Su Esse

    Posted on: 23/12/2016 at 11:52 am

    Sites of former TB sanatoriums are fascinating, so I’d like to visit Crans Montana or Davos, followed by a couple of days in Lausanne!


  23. User: Simon Dodd

    Posted on: 22/12/2016 at 7:44 am

    Lake Geneva


  24. User: Eamonn Sheehy

    Posted on: 21/12/2016 at 8:12 pm

    I would like an outdoor winter dinner in St Moritz! It looks magical.


  25. User: Alison Layland

    Posted on: 21/12/2016 at 8:16 am

    I do a lot of translation work about the area around Anniviers in the Alps – it sounds beautiful and I’d love to go there to see it for myself!


  26. User: Helen James

    Posted on: 20/12/2016 at 10:57 pm

    I would love to see the Matterhorn.


  27. User: Jessica Norrie

    Posted on: 20/12/2016 at 10:40 pm

    I’d like to go to Davos. Love Katherine Mansfield and Rose Tremain.


  28. User: Gill Burn

    Posted on: 20/12/2016 at 10:24 pm

    I’d love to go to Geneva as I didn’t make it during my only previous visit.


  29. User: Harriet Steel

    Posted on: 20/12/2016 at 10:18 pm

    I would love to revisit Lake Brienz. We spent a wonderful evening there a few years ago, watching the sun set over the lake and listening to an alpenhorn player who stood on the shore.


  30. User: Claire Harris

    Posted on: 20/12/2016 at 10:10 pm

    I have never been to Switzerland so anywhere would be great, but I think Lake Geneva as it looks so beautiful in photos! 🙂


  31. User: mary dahl

    Posted on: 20/12/2016 at 9:09 pm

    I would love to hike the Swiss Glacier Trail. Great Aletsch Glacier is Europe’s longest glacier and is a UNESCO world heritage site.


  32. User: Janine

    Posted on: 20/12/2016 at 8:07 pm

    I would like to go to Zug because I’m a knitter and that is where the gorgeous silver yarn I ordered came from!


  33. User: Sara Hill

    Posted on: 20/12/2016 at 5:58 pm

    I went to Geneva about 50 years ago and as we were on a very tight budget all we could afford to eat at a restaurant was mushrooms on toast! It would be wonderful to go back and afford to pick something a lot more interesting off the menu!


  34. User: Margaret

    Posted on: 20/12/2016 at 3:58 pm

    I know so little about Switzerland! But looking at google maps, I’d say Geneva and lac leman, as its near French-speaking parts, and the Matterhorn–from a safe distance!


  35. User: Elizabeth

    Posted on: 20/12/2016 at 3:36 pm

    I would love to return to Rolle in 2017!


  36. User: Anabel Marsh

    Posted on: 20/12/2016 at 3:00 pm

    Interlaken looks ravishing. I’d choose there.


  37. User: Lana Hood

    Posted on: 20/12/2016 at 2:47 pm

    I would love to vixit Lugano and the surrounding area.


  38. User: komal

    Posted on: 20/12/2016 at 2:05 pm

    I’d love to go to Lausanne! That’d be a dream come true! <3


  39. User: Anne Allen

    Posted on: 20/12/2016 at 12:56 pm

    I’d love to visit Geneva and see the lake.


  40. User: Annie Thomas

    Posted on: 20/12/2016 at 12:09 pm

    Lake Lucerne


  41. User: Melissa Brady

    Posted on: 20/12/2016 at 11:54 am

    Zurich is the best. Love ir.


  42. User: Jess D

    Posted on: 20/12/2016 at 11:38 am

    Luzerne would be ideal for the shopping.


  43. User: Jayne Bulkeley

    Posted on: 20/12/2016 at 11:10 am

    I would like to go to a pretty little valley and see the deer and the friendly marmosets.


  44. User: Kate

    Posted on: 20/12/2016 at 10:45 am

    I’d like to visit Morges to rediscover the location of an unforgettable holiday I had as a child many years ago, when I frightened myself to death thinking that the fenders on a boat in the marina were bombs and that all of us were doomed…


  45. User: Daisy James

    Posted on: 20/12/2016 at 10:35 am

    I’d love to go to the Swiss Chocolate Adventure in Luzern! Yum! Daisyx


  46. User: Catherine deSolla

    Posted on: 20/12/2016 at 10:22 am

    You mention that Katherine Mansfield wrote The Montana Stories in Crans Montana. I was in Crans Montana for a skiing holiday over 40 years ago and would love to return there in 2017.


  47. User: Catherine M

    Posted on: 20/12/2016 at 9:53 am

    I’d like to go to Geneva


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