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A Brief Affair

A Brief Affair
  • Author(s): Margaret Leroy
  • Location(s): London
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Second World War

The cups and saucers on the dresser begin to rattle faintly, as though a tremulous hand is holding them. The water in the washing-up bowl shivers all over its surface. There’s a distant droning, something at first more felt...

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An Almond for a Parrot

An Almond for a Parrot
  • Author(s): Wray Delaney
  • Location(s): London
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 18th Century

London, 1756: In Newgate prison, Tully Truegood awaits trial. Her fate hanging in the balance, she tells her life-story. It’s a tale that takes her from skivvy in the back streets of London, to conjuror’s assistant, to celebrated courtesan...

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Between the Stops

Between the Stops
  • Author(s): Sandi Toksvig
  • Location(s): South London
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Contemporary

‘Between the Stops is a sort of a memoir, my sort. It’s about a bus trip really, because it’s my view from the Number 12 bus (mostly top deck, the seat at the front on the right), a double-decker...

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Bullets of Palestine

Bullets of Palestine
  • Author(s): Howard Kaplan
  • Location(s): Jerusalem, Lebanon, London, Rome, Vienna
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): 1980s

Two agents. Two opposing sides. Israeli Agent Shai is dispatched to eliminate a terrorist threat. To succeed in his mission Shai must win the trust of Palestinian Agent Ramzy who will help him gain access to the infamous and...

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Dennis Bisskit and the Basset Hound from Beacon’s Bottom

Dennis Bisskit and the Basset Hound from Beacon’s Bottom
  • Author(s): Stephen Ainley
  • Location(s): Beacon's Bottom, Birmingham, Kensington
  • Genre(s): Crime, Humour
  • Era(s): 1970

1970. Dennis Bisskit and best friend, Stinky Blackshaw are now recognised as Dudley’s finest private investigators. After foiling a gang of shoplifters at Lewis’s Department Store, they are hired by Lady Babbington-Perch, to guard her Crufts Dog Show favourite,...

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FALL OUT

FALL OUT
  • Author(s): M N Grenside
  • Location(s): California, London, Switzerland, The Philippines, The South of France (Le Midi)
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): PRESENT

An LA screenwriter is killed shortly after completing his latest script, FALL OUT – a thriller destined to be a blockbuster but written with a secret double purpose. Echoing events from the past the screenplay is sent to a...

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Literary London

Literary London
  • Author(s): Eloise Millar, Sam Jordison
  • Location(s): London
  • Genre(s): Nonfiction
  • Era(s): 14th century to modern

A fascinating guide to the best literary landmarks in London that takes the reader into publishing houses and along paths of inspiration, revealing the stories behind the stories. * One of the world’s greatest literary cities, London has streets...

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Little

Little
  • Author(s): Edward Carey
  • Location(s): Bern, London, Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 18th century

“There is a space between life and death: it’s called waxworks” The wry, macabre, unforgettable tale of an ambitious orphan in Revolutionary Paris, befriended by royalty and radicals alike, who transforms herself into the legendary Madame Tussaud. In 1761,...

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London Buildings Colouring Book

London Buildings Colouring Book
  • Author(s): Hannah Dipper, Robin Farquhar
  • Location(s): London
  • Genre(s): Miscellaneous
  • Era(s): From 16th Century onwards

This exquisite colouring book, a design object in its own right, contains 45 stylish line illustrations of London’s most iconic buildings, created by influential design duo Robin Farquhar and Hannah Dipper of People Will Always Need Plates. These outstanding...

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Londoners

Londoners
  • Author(s): Craig Taylor
  • Location(s): London
  • Genre(s): Nonfiction
  • Era(s): Early 21st Century

Here are the voices of London – rich and poor, native and immigrant, women and men (and a Sarah who used to be a George) – witnessed by Craig Taylor, an acclaimed Canadian journalist, playwright and writer, who has...

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Hurry, hurry! Our 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition entries close on 15th November...

750 - 3000 words with strong 'sense of place' theme

Short story, travelogue, or memoir

Top judges to decide the winners

Cash prizes totalling £500 / $600 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 15th November 2020