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Men Don’t Cry

Men Don’t Cry
  • Author(s): Faïza Guène, Sarah Ardizzone (Translator)
  • Location(s): Paris, Nice
  • Genre(s): Coming of Age, Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Is it possible to make your own path in the world while upholding your family legacy? That’s the question at the heart of this tender and poignant coming-of-age story from the widely-acclaimed author of Kiffe Kiffe Tomorrow. Born in...

Death on the Riviera

Death on the Riviera
  • Author(s): John Bude
  • Location(s): French Riviera (Cote d'Azur)
  • Genre(s): Mystery
  • Era(s): 1950s

When a counterfeit currency racket comes to light on the French Riviera, Detective Inspector Meredith is sent speeding southwards – out of the London murk to the warmth and glitter of the Mediterranean. Along with Inspector Blampignon – an...

Imogen

Imogen
  • Author(s): Jilly Cooper
  • Location(s): French Riviera (Cote d'Azur)
  • Genre(s): RomCom
  • Era(s): Modern

As a librarian, Imogen read a lot of books, but none of them covered real life on the Riviera. Her holiday with tennis ace, Nicky, and the whole glamorous coterie of journalist, playboy, photographer, was a revelation – and...

The View Was Exhausting

The View Was Exhausting
  • Author(s): Mikaella Clements, Onjuli Datta
  • Location(s): St Tropez
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

The epic love story of the summer. Whitman ‘Win’ Tagore and Leo Milanowski are the greatest love story of our time. International movie star meets the beautiful son of a millionaire. Their kisses write headlines and their fights break...

Double Blind

Double Blind
  • Author(s): Edward St Aubyn
  • Location(s): London, Antibes, California, Sussex
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Double Blind follows three close friends and their circle through a year of extraordinary transformation. Set between London, Cap d’Antibes, Big Sur and a rewilded corner of Sussex, this thrilling, ambitious novel is as compelling about ecology, psychoanalysis, genetics...

Love, Lies, and Café au Lait

Love, Lies, and Café au Lait
  • Author(s): Lynn Forth
  • Location(s): French Riviera (Cote d'Azur), Nice
  • Genre(s): RomCom
  • Era(s): Modern

When Annie Roberts has the chance to escape rainy Lancashire for the glamour of sunny Nice, it seems like a dream come true, even if it does involve dog-sitting a pampered pooch for the winter. But, once in France,...

The Monte Carlo Connection

The Monte Carlo Connection
  • Author(s): Josie Goodbody
  • Location(s): French Riviera (Cote d'Azur), London
  • Genre(s): Mystery
  • Era(s): 1950s / Contemporary

Diamond detective, Jemima Fox is tasked with hunting down the priceless Vogel Vanderpless diamonds that were stolen in The Diamond Connection by her nemesis Petrina Lindberg. She finds herself caught between searching for half-a-century-year-old stolen jewels and catching a...

The Lion’s Den

The Lion’s Den
  • Author(s): Katherine St. John
  • Location(s): French Riviera (Cote d'Azur)
  • Genre(s): Psychological Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Dare to step on board The Lion’s Den? When Belle is invited by her old friend Summer on a luxurious girls’ getaway to the Mediterranean aboard her billionaire boyfriend’s yacht, the only answer is yes. But once aboard the...

Cooking for Picasso

Cooking for Picasso
  • Author(s): Camille Aubray
  • Location(s): Juan-les-Pins, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1930s, present

“A tasty blend of romance, mystery, and French cooking.”–Margaret Atwood, via Twitter The French Riviera, spring 1936: It’s off-season in the lovely seaside village of Juan-les-Pins, where seventeen-year-old Ondine cooks with her mother in the kitchen of their family-owned...

A Nice Cup of Tea

A Nice Cup of Tea
  • Author(s): Celia Imrie
  • Location(s): French Riviera (Cote d'Azur)
  • Genre(s): RomCom
  • Era(s): Contemporary

The beautiful town of Bellevue-sur-Mer, tucked between glitzy Monte Carlo and the plush red carpets of Cannes, is home to Theresa, Carol, William, Benjamin and Sally: five retired expats who have pooled their resources to set up La Mosaïque,...

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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