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The Russian Dreambook of Colour and Flight

The Russian Dreambook of Colour and Flight
  • Author(s): Gina Ochsner
  • Location(s): Russia
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Magical Realism
  • Era(s): Later 20th Century

In her very dusty provincial museum of fake exhibits lovingly crafted from cardboard, wire and glue, Tanya dreams of Russian art’s long colours and wonders when Yuri will stop fishing long enough to notice how she adores him, while...

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The Russian Lieutenant

The Russian Lieutenant
  • Author(s): Peter Marshall
  • Location(s): Portsmouth
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance, Suspense
  • Era(s): Contemporary

When a Russian warship arrives in Portsmouth Dockyard, a handsome uniformed officer strides down the gangway to meet Marina Peters, an English girl of Russian ancestry, who had discovered him on a dating website. She works for the Royal...

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The Sacrament

The Sacrament
  • Author(s): Olaf Olafsson
  • Location(s): Ireland
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

The haunting, vivid story of a nun whose past returns to her in unexpected ways, all while investigating a mysterious death and a series of harrowing abuse claims A young nun is sent by the Vatican to investigate allegations...

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The Sacred Cut

The Sacred Cut
  • Author(s): David Hewson
  • Location(s): Rome
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

A horrific murder pitches Nic Costa and his team into a collision with US agents – and a secret that has festered for fifteen years.

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The Sacred Willow

The Sacred Willow
  • Author(s): Duong Van Mai Elliott
  • Location(s): Vietnam
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): 20th century

A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, Duong Van Mai Elliott’s The Sacred Willow illuminates recent Vietnamese history by weaving together the stories of the lives of four generations of her family. Beginning with her great-grandfather, who rose from rural...

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The Safe Place

The Safe Place
  • Author(s): Anna Downes
  • Location(s): South West France
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Mystery
  • Era(s): Modern

A BEAUTIFUL HOME MIGHT HIDE DANGEROUS SECRETS Emily Proudman has been offered the chance of a lifetime – leave her messy London life, move to a beautiful estate in France and help her boss’ wife take care of their...

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The Saffron Conspiracy

The Saffron Conspiracy
  • Author(s): Marilyn Baron
  • Location(s): Austria, Scotland
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Botanist Andreas Bauer, passionate about saffron, plans to reintroduce organic farming of the world’s most expensive spice to a region of Austria now known for its wine. Meeting resistance from vintners, he does research in a local abbey and...

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The Salt Marsh

The Salt Marsh
  • Author(s): Clare Carson
  • Location(s): Kent, Norfolk
  • Genre(s): Mystery
  • Era(s): Contemporary/Cold War

Sam Coyle’s father lived in the shadows – an undercover agent among the spies and radicals of Cold War London. That world claimed his life, and Sam is haunted by his absence. He left nothing behind but his enemies;...

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The Samana Incident

The Samana Incident
  • Author(s): Keith Dahlberg
  • Location(s): Papua New Guinea
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller
  • Era(s): early 21st century

“THE SAMANA INCIDENT” is a microcosm of bigtime modern drug dealing, and a sequel to “FLAME TREE,” continuing the adventures of Dr. George and Vienna Daniels. Lieutenant Jason Kerro is an honest cop in a corrupt system, trying to...

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The Same Embrace: A Novel

The Same Embrace: A Novel
  • Author(s): Michael Lowenthal
  • Location(s): Israel
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1990s

The Same Embrace tells the powerful story of two young men struggling against a heritage of intolerance and silence. Twins Jacob and Jonathan were inseparable while growing up in their second-generation-American Jewish family. As adults, though, they are almost...

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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