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Fade To Grey

Fade To Grey
  • Author(s): John Lincoln
  • Location(s): Bristol, Cardiff
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Mystery
  • Era(s): Modern

Gethin Grey is the man you call when there’s nowhere else to turn. His Last Resort Legals team investigates miscarriages of justice. But Gethin is running out of options himself: his gambling is out of control, his marriage is...

Take Nothing With You

Take Nothing With You
  • Author(s): Patrick Gale
  • Location(s): Weston-super-Mare, Bristol
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1970s and present

1970s Weston-Super-Mare and ten-year-old oddball Eustace, an only child, has life transformed by his mother’s quixotic decision to sign him up for cello lessons. Music-making brings release for a boy who is discovering he is an emotional volcano. He...

Clever Girl

Clever Girl
  • Author(s): Tessa Hadley
  • Location(s): Bristol
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1960s onwards

It follows the story of Stella, from her childhood as the daughter of a single mother in a Bristol bedsit in the 1960s into the mysterious shallows of her middle age. The story is full of drama – violent...

Last Dance in Havana

Last Dance in Havana
  • Author(s): Rosanna Ley
  • Location(s): Bristol, Havana
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1950s and 2012

Cuba, 1958. Elisa is only sixteen years old when she meets Duardo and she knows he’s the love of her life from the moment they first dance the rumba together in downtown Havana. But Duardo is a rebel, determined to...

Pink Mist

Pink Mist
  • Author(s): Owen Sheers
  • Location(s): Afghanistan, Bristol
  • Genre(s): Novella
  • Era(s): Modern

Pink Mist is a verse-drama about three young soldiers from Bristol who are deployed to Afghanistan. School friends still in their teens, Arthur, Hads and Taff each have their own reasons for enlisting. Within a short space of time...

The Clifton Chronicles (1)

The Clifton Chronicles (1)
  • Author(s): Jeffrey Archer
  • Location(s): Bristol
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): First half of the 20th Century

The Clifton Chronicles is Jeffrey Archer’s most ambitious work in four decades as an international bestselling author. The epic tale of Harry Clifton’s life begins in 1919, in the backstreets of Bristol. His father was a war hero, but...

The Devil’s Mask

The Devil’s Mask
  • Author(s): Christopher Wakling
  • Location(s): Bristol
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Turn of the 18th Century

The Georgian terraces are rising. In the aftermath of the abolition of the slave trade, the port of Bristol is awash with the commercial gains of the Empire. But in the midst of all the grand building projects something...

The Elephant Keeper

The Elephant Keeper
  • Author(s): Christopher Nicholson
  • Location(s): Bristol, London
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Middle 18th Century

‘I asked the sailor what an Elephant looked like: he replied that it was like nothing on earth.’ In the middle of the 18th century, a ship docks at Bristol with an extraordinary cargo: two young elephants. Bought by...

The Flip Side

The Flip Side
  • Author(s): James Bailey
  • Location(s): Europe, Bristol, London
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): Contemporary

It’s love . . . what could go wrong? When Josh proposes in a pod on the London Eye at New Years’ Eve, he thinks it’s perfect. Until she says no. And they have to spend the next 29...

Children of the Wav

Children of the Wav
  • Author(s): John Godwin
  • Location(s): Bristol
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 18th Century

Set in the late 18th century, this powerful historical novel focuses on the city of Bristol and its connections with the slave trade at a time when the abolitionist movement is gathering momentum in England. A well-respected Bristol councillor...

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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