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Bamboo Heart

Bamboo Heart
  • Author(s): Ann Bennett
  • Location(s): London, Penang, Singapore, Thailand
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1930s/40s and 1980s

The First in the Bamboo Trilogy. Thailand, 1943: Thomas Ellis, captured by the Japanese at the fall of Singapore, is a prisoner-of-war on the Death Railway. In stifling heat he endures endless days of clearing jungle, breaking stone and...

A Daughter’s Promise

A Daughter’s Promise
  • Author(s): Ann Bennett
  • Location(s): Burma (Myanmar)
  • Genre(s): Historical
  • Era(s): Wartime, 1940s and present day

From award-winning author, Ann Bennett comes a captivating story of love and loss during WW2. A daughter’s promise to her dying father uncovers wartime secrets that cast dark shadows over three generations… In 2015, 90-year old Grace Summers receives...

Bamboo Island

Bamboo Island
  • Author(s): Ann Bennett
  • Location(s): Bangka Island, Kuala Lipis, Penang, Singapore, Sumatra
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1930s, 1940s 1960s

Malaysia 1962: Juliet Crosby, a plantation owner’s wife, has lived a reclusive life on her Malaysian rubber plantation since the Second World War robbed her of everyone she loved. The sudden appearance of a young woman from Indonesia disrupts...

Bamboo Road (Bamboo Trilogy 3)

Bamboo Road (Bamboo Trilogy 3)
  • Author(s): Ann Bennett
  • Location(s): Kanchanaburi
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): WW2 and 1970

Thailand 1942: Sirinya and her family are members of the Thai underground, who risk their lives to resist the World War Two Japanese occupation and to and help British prisoners of war building the Thai-Burma railway. The events of...

The Foundling’s Daughter

The Foundling’s Daughter
  • Author(s): Ann Bennett
  • Location(s): India, Berkshire
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1930's/Present day

In 1934, Anna Foster, the young wife of a British Army Officer, privately harbouring pain and remorse, sets sail from Bombay on a fateful journey home, a letter from a charismatic stranger – orphanage superintendent, Reverend Ezra Burroughs –...

The Tea Planter’s Club

The Tea Planter’s Club
  • Author(s): Ann Bennett
  • Location(s): India, Burma (Myanmar)
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction
  • Era(s): 1940s

From award-winning author Ann Bennett, comes a heart-breaking story of love and loss set in World War 2 Burma. In 1980, Edith Mayhew, proprietor of the Tea Planter’s Club in Calcutta, is preparing to sell up after years of...

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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 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 6th November 2021