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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...

The Chocolate Rose

The Chocolate Rose
  • Author(s): Laura Florand
  • Location(s): Nice, Provence
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): Modern

Her father’s worst enemy… Top chef Gabriel Delange never forgave his old nemesis Pierre Manon for all the other chef had cost him. One stolen rose… And he most certainly couldn’t stand the sight of his own most famous...

The Villa Golitsyn

The Villa Golitsyn
  • Author(s): Piers Paul Read
  • Location(s): Nice, The South of France (Le Midi)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 20th Century

The story of a British Foreign Office official, who visits a schoolfriend – now living in the South of France. It has been a suspicion that the friend was not altogether clean whilst work for the Government, so is...

Swimming Home

Swimming Home
  • Author(s): Deborah Levy
  • Location(s): Alpes-Maritimes, Nice
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1990s

It is July, 1994 and Joe Jacobs, who is well known poet, his war reporter wife Isabel, and their 14 year old daughter are renting a holiday villa near Nice, accompanied by their friends Laura and Mitchell. Part into...

Perfume from Provence

Perfume from Provence
  • Author(s): Lady Fortescue
  • Location(s): Nice
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): 1930s

The original story of falling for France, Perfume from Provence was first published in 1935 and became a best-seller. Winifred Fortescue was an actress who rubbed shoulders with the likes of Jerome K. Jerome and George Bernard Shaw when...

Akin

Akin
  • Author(s): Emma Donoghue
  • Location(s): Nice
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Noah is only days away from his first trip back to Nice since he was a child when a social worker calls looking for a temporary home for Michael, his eleven-year-old great-nephew. Though he has never met the boy,...

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,...

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...

Tender is the Night

Tender is the Night
  • Author(s): F Scott Fitzgerald
  • Location(s): Nice, Rome, Zurich
  • Genre(s): Romance
  • Era(s): 1920s

Between the First World War and the Wall Street Crash the French Riviera was the stylish place for wealthy Americans to visit. Among the most fashionable are the Divers, Dick and Nicole who hold court at their villa. Into...

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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