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The Most Fun We Ever Had

The Most Fun We Ever Had
  • Author(s): Claire Lombardo
  • Location(s): Chicago
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

At a family wedding, the four Sorenson sisters polka-dot the green lawn in their summer pastels, with varying shades of hair and varying degrees of unease. Their long-infatuated parents watch on with a combination of love and concern. Sixteen...

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The Mothers

The Mothers
  • Author(s): Brit Bennett
  • Location(s): Southern California
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

It’s the last season of high school life for Nadia Turner, a rebellious, grief-stricken, seventeen-year-old beauty. Mourning her own mother’s recent suicide, she takes up with the local pastor’s son. Luke Sheppard is twenty-one, a former football star whose...

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The Motorcycle Diaries

The Motorcycle Diaries
  • Author(s): Ernesto 'Che' Guevara
  • Location(s): South America
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Travelogue
  • Era(s): 1952

In January 1952, two young men from Buenos Aires set out to explore South America on a 500cc Norton. One of them was the twenty-three-year-old Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara. Written eight years before the Cuban Revolution, these are the diaries...

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The Mountain

The Mountain
  • Author(s): Luca D'Andrea
  • Location(s): The Dolomites
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery
  • Era(s): Modern

Jeremiah Salinger blames himself. The crash was his fault. He was the only survivor. Now the depression and the nightmares are closing in. Only his daughter Clara can put a smile on his face. But when he takes Clara...

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The Mountain

The Mountain
  • Author(s): Drusilla Modjeska
  • Location(s): Papua New Guinea
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1968

In 1968, Papua New Guinea is on the brink of independence, and everything is about to change. Amidst the turmoil filmmaker Leonard arrives from England with his Dutch wife, Rika, to study and film an isolated village high in...

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The Mountain School

The Mountain School
  • Author(s): Greg Alder
  • Location(s): Lesotho, Tšoeneng
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Contemporary

The Kingdom of Lesotho is a mountainous enclave in southern Africa, and like mountain zones throughout the world it is isolated, steeped in tradition, and home to few outsiders. The people, known as Basotho, are respected in the area...

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The Mountains of Paris: How Awe and Wonder Rewrote My Life

The Mountains of Paris: How Awe and Wonder Rewrote My Life
  • Author(s): David Oates
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Travelogue
  • Era(s): 21st Century

Living in Paris for a winter and a spring and waking each morning to a view of Notre Dame, David Oates is led to revise his life story from one of trudging and occasional woe into one punctuated by...

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The Mountains Sing

The Mountains Sing
  • Author(s): Que Mai Phan Nguyen
  • Location(s): Vietnam
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Second half 20th Century

An intimate, stirring portrait of a country at war and a family’s battle to survive With the epic sweep of Min Jin Lee’s Pachinko and the lyrical beauty of Vaddey Ratner’s In the Shadow of the Banyan, The Mountains...

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The Mousehole Cat

The Mousehole Cat
  • Location(s): Mousehole
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): 20th Century

This is the stunningly illustrated story of the seaside village of Mousehole Cornwall, where Mowzer the cat lives happily with old fisherman Tom – Tom who rocks the rocking chair just right, and catches fresh fish for dinner every...

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The Mule Tamer

The Mule Tamer
  • Author(s): John C Horst
  • Location(s): Arizona
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1890s

Arvel Walsh can tame mules, but can he tame the wild Arizona frontier, and the Mexican girl known as Chica, a young woman as unpredictable as the land she roams? Arizona in 1892 is the last of the wild...

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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