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A Woman of Note

A Woman of Note
  • Author(s): Carol M Cram
  • Location(s): Paris, Vienna
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1827-1838

Virtuoso pianist Isabette Grüber captivates audiences in the salons and concert halls of early nineteenth-century Vienna. Yet in a profession dominated by men, Isabette longs to compose and play her own music—a secret she keeps from both her lascivious...

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After the Winter

After the Winter
  • Author(s): Guadalupe Nettel
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC), Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

A shy young Mexican woman moves to Paris to study literature. Cecilia has few friends, and a morbid fascination with watching the funerals taking place in Père-Lachaise cemetery outside her apartment. She suddenly strikes up a close relationship with...

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An Officer and a Spy

An Officer and a Spy
  • Author(s): Robert Harris
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Historical, Thriller
  • Era(s): 1890s

IN THE HUNT FOR A SPY, HE EXPOSED A CONSPIRACY. The winner of the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2014, this is a gripping historical thriller from Robert Harris – Sunday Times bestselling author of Fatherland and The Ghost. Paris, 1895: an army officer,...

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And the Show Went On

And the Show Went On
  • Author(s): Alan Riding
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Nonfiction
  • Era(s): WW2

In June 1940, Paris fell to the Nazis who made the world’s cultural capital their favourite entertainment ground. Music halls and cabarets thrived during the occupation, providing plenty of work for actors, singers and musicians – except for Jews....

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Another Woman’s Husband

Another Woman’s Husband
  • Author(s): Gill Paul
  • Location(s): Brighton, Paris
  • Era(s): 20th Century

1911. Aged just fifteen, Mary Kirk and Wallis Warfield meet at summer camp. Their friendship will survive heartbreaks, continents, and the demands of the English crown, until it is shattered by one unforgivable betrayal… 1997. Kendall’s romantic break in...

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grk Takes Revenge

grk Takes Revenge
  • Author(s): Josh Lacey
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Era(s): Modern

Tim and Natascha realise to their horror that Max has gone to Paris to confront their first adversary, Colonel Zinfandel, the dictator of Stanislavia. They rush after him, with their intrepid dog Grk. Will Max overstep the mark and...

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I Love You Too Much

I Love You Too Much
  • Author(s): Alicia Drake
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Early 20th Century

I knew I was in Paris, I knew that was the Seine beneath me, the sky above, but when I looked around for help, the grand apartment buildings of the Quai Voltaire stared back at me, indifferent. In the...

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Isabelle in the Afternoon

Isabelle in the Afternoon
  • Author(s): Douglas Kennedy
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC), Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Later 20th Century

Before Isabelle I knew nothing of sex. Before Isabelle I knew nothing of freedom. Before Isabelle I knew nothing of life. Paris in the early Seventies. Sam, an American student, meets a woman in a bookshop. Isabelle is enigmatic,...

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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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Love is Blind

Love is Blind
  • Author(s): William Boyd
  • Location(s): Edinburgh, Paris, St Petersburg (Leningrad)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Late 19th & early 20th centuries

This is William Boyd’s sweeping, heart-stopping new novel. Set at the end of the 19th century, it follows the fortunes of Brodie Moncur, a young Scottish musician, about to embark on the story of his life. When Brodie is...

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Enter the inaugural TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

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