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Cinnamon

Cinnamon
  • Author(s): Divya Srinivasan (illustrator), Neil Gaiman
  • Location(s): India
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): N/A

In a hot, hot country, ringed with mountains on one side and jungle on the other, lives a princess called Cinnamon. Her eyes are made of pearls, which means that she is blind. And, for reasons her parents the...

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Tales of India: Folk Tales from Bengal, Punjab, and Tamil Nadu

Tales of India: Folk Tales from Bengal, Punjab, and Tamil Nadu
  • Author(s): Svabhu Kohli (illustrator), Viplov Singh (illustrator)
  • Location(s): Punjab, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): N/A

A shape-shifting tiger and a pretentious rat. A generous goddess and a powerful demon. A clever princess and a prince who returns from the dead. This collection of 16 traditional tales transports readers to the beguiling world of Indian...

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You’re Safe with Me

You’re Safe with Me
  • Author(s): Chitra Soundar, Poonam Mistry (illustrator)
  • Location(s): India
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): N/A

When the moon rises high and the stars twinkle, it is bedtime for the baby animals of the Indian forest. But tonight, when the skies turn dark and the night grows stormy, the little ones can’t sleep. SWISH-SWISH! CRACK-TRACK!...

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In the Sweep of the Bay

In the Sweep of the Bay
  • Author(s): Cath Barton
  • Location(s): Morecambe
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): 20th century

This warm-hearted tale explores marriage, love, and longing, set against the majestic backdrop of Morecambe Bay, the Lakeland Fells, and the faded splendour of the Midland Hotel. Ted Marshall meets Rene in the dancehalls of Morecambe and they marry...

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The Haunting of Alma Fielding

The Haunting of Alma Fielding
  • Author(s): Kate Summerscale
  • Location(s): London
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Paranormal
  • Era(s): Late 1930s

London, 1938. Alma Fielding, an ordinary young woman, begins to experience supernatural events in her suburban home. Nandor Fodor – a Jewish-Hungarian refugee and chief ghost hunter for the International Institute for Psychical research – begins to investigate. In...

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The Silence

The Silence
  • Author(s): Don DeLillo
  • Location(s): Manhattan
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): The near future

From one of America’s greatest writers, The Silence is a timely and compelling novel about what happens when an unpredictable crisis strikes. It is Super Bowl Sunday in the year 2022. Five people are due to have dinner in...

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Love

Love
  • Author(s): Roddy Doyle
  • Location(s): Dublin
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

One summer’s evening, two men meet up in a Dublin restaurant. Old friends, now married and with grown-up children, their lives have taken seemingly similar paths. But Joe has a secret he has to tell Davy, and Davy, a...

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Devolution

Devolution
  • Author(s): John Casey
  • Location(s): Berlin, Paris
  • 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...

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Wintering: A Season With Geese

Wintering: A Season With Geese
  • Author(s): Stephen Rutt
  • Location(s): United Kingdom
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Modern

The arrival of huge flocks of geese in the UK is one of the most evocative and powerful harbingers of winter; a vast natural phenomenon to capture the imagination. So Stephen Rutt found when he moved to Dumfries one...

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Freetown

Freetown
  • Author(s): Otto de Kat
  • Location(s): Netherlands
  • Genre(s): Novella
  • Era(s): Modern

“He was a Fula. I say ‘was’, because I haven’t seen him for a long time. I don’t know if he’s still alive or where he might be. He just disappeared.” Maria is independent, unconventional and unafraid. She is...

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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