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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...

After the Winter

After the Winter
  • Author(s): Guadalupe Nettel
  • Location(s): Paris, New York City (NYC)
  • 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...

An American In Paris

An American In Paris
  • Author(s): Siobhan Curham
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): World War II

Walking through Montmartre that morning was like the eerie calm right before a storm. The roads were deserted. We carried on, arm in arm, and then finally, we saw them. Columns and columns of soldiers, spreading through the streets...

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,...

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....

Devolution

Devolution
  • Author(s): John Casey
  • Location(s): Paris, Berlin
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller
  • Era(s): Present day

Michael Dolan is a stoic perfectionist and former special operations pilot working a staff job at the Pentagon. After accepting an improbable CIA request to help prevent impending terrorist attacks in Europe, Dolan finds that of the demons he...

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...

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...

Little

Little
  • Author(s): Edward Carey
  • Location(s): Paris, Bern, London
  • 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,...

Love is Blind

Love is Blind
  • Author(s): William Boyd
  • Location(s): Paris, Edinburgh, 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 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