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DISSENT

DISSENT
  • Author(s): Françoise Montgomery
  • Location(s): Welsh Borders, Heredfordshire
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1980S

SYNOPSIS: Jan is persuaded by husband and son, William, to move to rural smallholding on the Welsh borders, strong Chapel country. It’s a far cry from her urban life. DISSENT is a powerful story of Jan’s struggle for acceptance:...

Fade To Grey

Fade To Grey
  • Author(s): John Lincoln
  • Location(s): Bristol, Cardiff
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Mystery
  • Era(s): Modern

Gethin Grey is the man you call when there’s nowhere else to turn. His Last Resort Legals team investigates miscarriages of justice. But Gethin is running out of options himself: his gambling is out of control, his marriage is...

The House with Old Furniture

The House with Old Furniture
  • Author(s): Helen Lewis
  • Location(s): West Wales
  • Genre(s): Paranormal
  • Era(s): Present with echoes of WW1

The ghosts of a century’s worth of secrets and betrayals are coming home to Pengarrow… Evie has lost her eldest son, Jesse, to gang violence. Leaving the house he grew up in is pulling apart the few strings left...

A Cottage by the Sea

A Cottage by the Sea
  • Author(s): Carole Matthews
  • Location(s): Pembrokeshire
  • Genre(s): Romance
  • Era(s): Modern

Grace has been best friends with Ella and Flick forever. The late-night chats, shared heartaches and good times have created a bond that has stood the test of time. When Ella invites them to stay for a week in...

Coast

Coast
  • Author(s): Nick Crane
  • Location(s): England, Scotland, Wales
  • Genre(s): Travelogue
  • Era(s): 2010

This is the first book to be written by a Coast presenter in a narrative format and it will become the definitive guide to our coastline. Nick Crane brings his geographer’s eye and love of the British landscape to...

Shoes for Anthony

Shoes for Anthony
  • Author(s): Emma Kennedy
  • Location(s): Wales
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): WW2

As the youngest in a family of six, all eleven-year-old Anthony wants is a pair of shoes to call his own. Instead he’s condemned to wear a pair of hand-me-down wellies that may or may not be haunted. When...

Snow Sisters

Snow Sisters
  • Author(s): Carol Lovekin
  • Location(s): West Wales
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Present, Victorian era

Two sisters, their grandmother’s old house and Angharad… the girl who cannot leave. Meredith discovers a dusty sewing box in a disused attic. Once open the box releases the ghost of Angharad, a Victorian child-woman with a horrific secret...

The Owl Service

The Owl Service
  • Author(s): Alan Garner
  • Location(s): Wales
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): Modern

Winner of both the Guardian Award and the Carnegie Medal, this is an all-time classic, combining mystery, adventure, history and a complex set of human relationships. It all begins with the scratching in the ceiling. From the moment Alison...

Baptism

Baptism
  • Author(s): Max Kinnings
  • Location(s): England, London, Snowdonia
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

07:45am. A monk lies dead in Snowdonia, a knife protruding from his throat. A young family is being held at gunpoint in a house in Wimbledon. The mission has begun. 08:56am. A London Underground train is stationary in a...

Halfway

Halfway
  • Author(s): Beverley Jones
  • Location(s): Wales
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

If everyone is lying, who can you trust? The Halfway Inn is closed to customers, side-lined by a bypass and hidden deep in inhospitable countryside. One winter’s night, two women end up knocking on the door, seeking refuge as...

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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