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The Doll

The Doll
  • Author(s): Boleslaw Prus
  • Location(s): Warsaw
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1870s

The Doll is a classic of Polish literature, a novel that takes in the whole nineteenth century and looks ahead to modern questions of empire, revolution, anti-Semitism, and socialism. Yet it is less a novel of ideas than a...

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The Doll Makers

The Doll Makers
  • Author(s): Penny Grubb
  • Location(s): London, Argyll & Bute
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Life looks good for Annie Raymond, now an experienced investigator specialising in insurance fraud. Or rather that’s how she spins it. The truth is not so rosy. As she returns to her native Argyll she has no clue how...

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The Dollmaker

The Dollmaker
  • Author(s): Harriette Simpson Arnow
  • Location(s): Kentucky, Detroit
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): WW2

Strong-willed, self-reliant Gertie Nevels’s peaceful life in the Kentucky hills is devastated by the brutal winds of change. Uprooted from her backwoods home, she and her family are thrust into the confusion and chaos of wartime Detroit. And in...

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The Dollmaker of Krakow

The Dollmaker of Krakow
  • Author(s): R M Romero
  • Location(s): Krakow
  • Genre(s): Young Adult
  • Era(s): WW2

One night a little doll named Karolina comes to life in a toyshop in Krakow, Poland, in 1939 and changes the life of the gruff, broken-hearted Dollmaker. And when the darkness of the Nazi occupation sweeps over the city,...

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The Door

The Door
  • Author(s): Magda Szabó
  • Location(s): Hungary
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 20th century

Emerence is a domestic servant – strong, fierce, eccentric, and with a reputation for being a first-rate housekeeper. When Magda, a young Hungarian writer, takes her on she never imagines how important this woman will become to her. It...

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The Double

The Double
  • Author(s): Ann Gosslin
  • Location(s): Swiss Alps
  • Genre(s): Psychological Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

‘A completely engrossing read! I found Ann’s writing compelling, elegant and convincing, and the story pulled me in and totally transported me.’ Katherine Webb, best-selling author of The Legacy and The Disappearance Following a violent outburst at an awards...

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The Double Death of Quincas Water-Bray

The Double Death of Quincas Water-Bray
  • Author(s): Jorge Amado
  • Location(s): Brazil
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 20th century

Widely considered the greatest work by the foremost Brazilian author of the twentieth century, The Double Death of Quincas Water-Bray comes to Penguin Classics in a new translation by the dean of Portuguese-language translators, Gregory Rabassa. It tells the...

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THE DOUBLE GAME

THE DOUBLE GAME
  • Author(s): Dan Fesperman
  • Location(s): Vienna, Budapest, Prague
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary, 1970s

A few years before the fall of the Berlin Wall, spook-turned-novelist Edwin Lemaster reveals to young journalist Bill Cage that he’d once considered spying for the enemy. For Cage, a fan who grew up as a Foreign Service brat...

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The Double Life of Tutweiler Buckhead

The Double Life of Tutweiler Buckhead
  • Author(s): Miriam Pia
  • Location(s): Indianapolis
  • Genre(s): Crime, Magical Realism
  • Era(s): 2005+

The Mayor of Indianapolis unleashes a special team of 4 to track down a local villain and to unravel a plot to manufacture meth amphetamine inside the 465 highway loop. The team is not what you might expect: A...

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The Dove Flyer

The Dove Flyer
  • Author(s): Eli Amir
  • Location(s): Baghdad
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1950s

When his Uncle Hizkel is arrested, Kabi and his family face an uncertain future as do all Jews living in Baghdad. It is 1950 and each member of Kabi’s circle has a different dream: his mother wants to return...

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Enter the inaugural TripFiction 'Voyages by Verse' Poetry Competition...

A poem in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

1,000 word maximum - no minimum

Top judges to decide the winners

Cash prizes totalling £500 / $600 

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Entries close 13th June 2021