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The Song of Silver Frond

The Song of Silver Frond
  • Author(s): Catherine Lim
  • Location(s): Singapore
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1940s / 1950s

One morning in Singapore more than 50 years ago, a wealthy, respected, handsome Chinese patriarch, head of a large household of three wives and many children and grandchildren, takes a walk by a cemetery. There, a young village egg-seller, Silver...

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The Song of the Cypress

The Song of the Cypress
  • Author(s): Tonia Parronchi
  • Location(s): Tuscany
  • Genre(s): Romance
  • Era(s): Modern

Annie sets out to make a better life for herself in a mystical, timelessly beautiful Tuscan valley. Intrigued by Joe, her American neighbour and strangely drawn to the ancient cypress which protects her new home, she begins to stretch...

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The Song of the Dodo

The Song of the Dodo
  • Author(s): David Quammen
  • Location(s): Madagascar
  • Genre(s): Travelogue
  • Era(s): Contemporary

David Quammen’s book, The Song of the Dodo, is a brilliant, stirring work, breathtaking in its scope, far-reaching in its message — a crucial book in precarious times, which radically alters the way in which we understand the natural...

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The Song That Seduced Paris

The Song That Seduced Paris
  • Author(s): Cindy Irish
  • Location(s): Paris, Royal Tunbridge Wells
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): Modern

Opera gets sexy! American music mogul Teddy Wilson combines the beauty of opera with the marketability of pop and creates the pop-opera multinational singing group called “Bel Homme.” French for “Beautiful Man,” the four performers he chooses are much...

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The Sorrows of Young Werther

The Sorrows of Young Werther
  • Author(s): Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • Location(s): Germany
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 18th Century

A key work in the German ‘Sturm und Drang’ movement, Johann Goethe’s autobiographical epistolary novel The Sorrows of Young Werther is a defining moment in early Romanticism, which has influenced writers from Mary Shelley to Thomas Mann. This Penguin...

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The Soul of Place

The Soul of Place
  • Author(s): Linda Lappin
  • Location(s): World
  • Genre(s): Creative Writing
  • Era(s): Not specified

In this engaging creative writing workbook, novelist and poet Linda Lappin presents a series of insightful exercises to help writers of all genres—literary travel writing, memoir, poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction—discover imagery and inspiration in the places they love. Lappin...

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The Soul of the Rhino

The Soul of the Rhino
  • Author(s): Hemanta Mishra
  • Location(s): Nepal
  • Genre(s): Nonfiction
  • Era(s): 2006

This new release is a spirited yet humble account of one man’s scientific career and personal journey to save the endangered rhinoceros in his native Nepal. For more information go to souloftherhino.com In early 2006, National Public Radio reported...

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The Soul Summoner

The Soul Summoner
  • Author(s): Elicia Hyder
  • Location(s): North Carolina
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Paranormal
  • Era(s): early 21st century

Blessed–or cursed–with a connection to the souls of others, Sloan Jordan can see the best in people… and the worst. For twenty-seven years, she’s kept her ability a secret, but eleven young women have been murdered in the mountains...

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The Sound Mirror

The Sound Mirror
  • Author(s): Heidi James
  • Location(s): India, Kent
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern looking back

‘Tamara is going to kill her mother, but she isn’t the villain. Tamara just has to finish what began at her birth and put an end to the damage encoded in her blood. Quitting her job in Communications, Tamara...

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The Sound of Her Voice

The Sound of Her Voice
  • Author(s): Nathan Blackwell
  • Location(s): New Zealand
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Contemporary

The body of a woman has been found on a pristine New Zealand beach – over a decade after she was murdered. Detective Matt Buchanan of the Auckland Police is certain it carries all the hallmarks of an unsolved...

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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