Thriller set in the mountains of NORWAY
Your chance to win a great Swiss-themed Christmas prize!
20th December 2016
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
Daisy James was the first out of the hat when we drew the prize winner earlier today.
Extremely well done, Daisy!
I have never been skiing and would love to go to the Swiss Alps!
Zurich would love to visit
I’d love to visit Lucerne, the Lake, the Old Town, the Bridge….it all looks wonderful.
I would love to visit the Matterhorn
Would love to go back to Valle Verzasca in the Canton of Ticino, to see how much it has changed since 1982
Would love to see Lake Geneva
Geneva – simply because my daughter and my gorgeous grandchildren live a few miles from there!
I would love to return to Zermatt,but in the winter time, as we went in the summer.
Ivery never been to Switzerland before but 1st place I’d like to visit would be Geneva
Mount Pilatus. It’s always been #1 on my bucket list ♥
Lake Konstanz – we’ve been to the German side of it. Would love to cross over to the Swiss side.
St. Moritz, or some Alpine village I’d discover.
I would love to revisit Geneva and its lake
Would love to visit Lake Lucerne
Would love to see Zurich
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.
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!
I would like an outdoor winter dinner in St Moritz! It looks magical.
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!
I would love to see the Matterhorn.
I’d like to go to Davos. Love Katherine Mansfield and Rose Tremain.
I’d love to go to Geneva as I didn’t make it during my only previous visit.
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.
I have never been to Switzerland so anywhere would be great, but I think Lake Geneva as it looks so beautiful in photos! 🙂
I would love to hike the Swiss Glacier Trail. Great Aletsch Glacier is Europe’s longest glacier and is a UNESCO world heritage site.
I would like to go to Zug because I’m a knitter and that is where the gorgeous silver yarn I ordered came from!
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!
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!
I would love to return to Rolle in 2017!
Interlaken looks ravishing. I’d choose there.
I would love to vixit Lugano and the surrounding area.
I’d love to go to Lausanne! That’d be a dream come true! <3
I’d love to visit Geneva and see the lake.
Zurich is the best. Love ir.
Luzerne would be ideal for the shopping.
I would like to go to a pretty little valley and see the deer and the friendly marmosets.
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…
I’d love to go to the Swiss Chocolate Adventure in Luzern! Yum! Daisyx
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.
I’d like to go to Geneva