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Meet Me in Monaco

Meet Me in Monaco
  • Author(s): Hazel Gaynor, Heather Webb
  • Location(s): French Riviera (Cote d'Azur)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1950s

Set in the 1950s against the backdrop of Grace Kelly’s whirlwind romance and glamourous wedding to Prince Rainier of Monaco, New York Times bestselling author Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb take the reader on an evocative sun-drenched journey along...

The Paris Secret

The Paris Secret
  • Author(s): Karen Swan
  • Location(s): Antibes, Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Mystery
  • Era(s): Modern

Not every door should be opened . . . With stunning locations and page-turning tension, The Paris Secret is an intense and gripping tale from bestselling author Karen Swan. Somewhere along the cobbled streets of Paris, an apartment lies thick with...

Mrs Hemingway

Mrs Hemingway
  • Author(s): Naomi Wood
  • Location(s): Antibes, Cuba (Republic of), World
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1920s-1960s

In the dazzling summer of 1926, Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley travel from their home in Paris to a villa in the south of France. They swim, play bridge and drink gin. But wherever they go they are...

Not Quite Nice

Not Quite Nice
  • Author(s): Celia Imrie
  • Location(s): Nice
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Theresa is desperate for a change. Forced into early retirement, fed up with babysitting her bossy daughter’s obnoxious children, she sells her Highgate house and moves to the picture-perfect town of Bellevue-sur-Mer, just outside Nice. Quite Nice With its...

Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald

Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald
  • Author(s): Therese Anne Fowler
  • Location(s): France, French Riviera (Cote d'Azur), New York City (NYC), Paris, United States (USA)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): First half 20th century

When beautiful, reckless Southern belle Zelda Sayre meets F. Scott Fitzgerald at a country club dance in 1918, she is seventeen and he is a young army lieutenant. Before long, Zelda has fallen for him, even though Scott isn’t...

Catch Me If You Cannes

Catch Me If You Cannes
  • Author(s): Lisa Dickenson
  • Location(s): Cannes
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Humour
  • Era(s): Modern

The first part in this hilarious four-part romantic comedy, from the author of You Had Me at Merlot and The Twelve Dates of Christmas – winner of the Novelicious Debut of the Year award. Jess has decided it’s time to get out of...

Epiphany Jones

Epiphany Jones
  • Author(s): Michael Grothaus
  • Location(s): Cannes, Mexico, Oporto, United States (USA)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Jerry has a traumatic past that leaves him subject to psychotic hallucinations and depressive episodes. When he stands accused of stealing a priceless Van Gogh painting, he goes underground, where he develops an unwilling relationship with a woman who...

Fatal Inheritance

Fatal Inheritance
  • Author(s): Rachel Rhys
  • Location(s): Antibes, French Riviera (Cote d'Azur)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Mystery
  • Era(s): 1948

1948: an English housewife trapped in a dull marriage escapes to the South of France to claim a mystery inheritance. But rivals to her unexplained fortune begin to emerge, and now they want her out of the way …...

French Coast

French Coast
  • Author(s): Anita Hughes
  • Location(s): Cannes
  • Genre(s): Romance
  • Era(s): Modern

Serena has the job she’s always dreamed of and Chase, the man her heart never dared to. As a new editor at Vogue, she bags the biggest interview of the year with Yvette Renault, the infamous former editor of...

House of the Hanged

House of the Hanged
  • Author(s): Mark Mills
  • Location(s): French Riviera (Cote d'Azur)
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): 1930s

A riveting and evocative tale of passion and murder, set on the French Riviera in the 1930s, from the No.1 bestselling author of The Savage Garden. France, 1935: At the poor man’s end of the Riviera sits Le Rayol,...

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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