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The Jewel in the Crown (Raj Quartet 1)

The Jewel in the Crown (Raj Quartet 1)
  • Author(s): Paul Scott
  • Location(s): India
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): 1940s

The story centres on the love affair between an awkward English woman, Miss Manners, and a British privately-educated Indian, Hari Kumar, who struggles to find his place in an India he does not know. It explores the characters in...

A Division of the Spoils (Raj Quartet 4)

A Division of the Spoils (Raj Quartet 4)
  • Author(s): Paul Scott
  • Location(s): India
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1940s onwards

This is the fourth and final book in the Raj Quartet. Once again, the cast of interesting characters is huge: the atmosphere of the time is brilliantly captured and the variety of scenes/plots is well mastered. The book is...

The Day of the Scorpion (Raj Quartet 2)

The Day of the Scorpion (Raj Quartet 2)
  • Author(s): Paul Scott
  • Location(s): India
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1940s

The second book expands on the first book, and introduces the main storyline of the susequent books, although the rape in the Bibighar Gardens lurks. Mohammed Ali Kasim, a respected Indian Congressman arrested by the British and the Layton...

The Towers of Silence (Raj Quartet 3)

The Towers of Silence (Raj Quartet 3)
  • Author(s): Paul Scott
  • Location(s): India
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1940s onwards

The third in the Raj Quartet and each novel overlaps with the previous. It continues the story of the last days of British rule in India, told generally from the perspective of the British in India. The character 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