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The President’s Hat

The President’s Hat
  • Author(s): Antoine Laurain
  • Location(s): France
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1980s

Dining alone in an elegant Parisian brasserie, accountant Daniel Mercier can hardly believe his eyes when President François Mitterrand sits down to eat at the table next to him. Daniel’s thrill at being in such close proximity to the...

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The Priest of Evil

The Priest of Evil
  • Author(s): Matti Joensuu
  • Location(s): Helsinki
  • Genre(s): Crime

The opening chapters concern first, two terrified children who are compelled to intervene in a potentially life-threatening struggle between their feuding parents. Then we meet Sinikka, whose function in the plot is yet to become clear. Abruptly the book...

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The Princess of Burundi

The Princess of Burundi
  • Author(s): Kjell Eriksson
  • Location(s): Sweden, Uppsala
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Modern

When the mutilated body of tropical fish collector John Jonsson is discovered in Uppsala the police are baffled – he may not have been a saint, but who would want to kill him, and in such a brutal way?...

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The Prisoner of Paradise

The Prisoner of Paradise
  • Author(s): Romesh Gunesekera
  • Location(s): Mauritius
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): 1825

When Lucy Gladwell arrives in Mauritius from England to live with her aunt and uncle in their grand plantation house, her mind is full of the poems of Keats and tales of romance . She is nonetheless unprepared for...

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The Prisoner of the Riviera

The Prisoner of the Riviera
  • Author(s): Janice Law
  • Location(s): London, Monaco
  • Era(s): Post WW2

Francis is having dinner in London with his longtime lover, Arnold, when they find a man shot and wounded. Francis uses his wartime medical skills to keep the man alive. M. Joubert, who owns a casino in London, and...

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The Private Papers of Eastern Jewel

The Private Papers of Eastern Jewel
  • Author(s): Maureen Lindley
  • Location(s): Mongolia, Shanghai, Tokyo
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Early 20th century

Peking, 1914. Eight-year-old Eastern Jewel peers from behind a screen as her father, Prince Su makes love to a servant girl. Caught spying by her thirteenth sister, Eastern Jewel’s sexual curiosity sees her banished to live with distant relatives...

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The Promise

The Promise
  • Author(s): Ann Weisgarber
  • Location(s): Galveston, Ohio
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Early 1900s

1900. Young pianist Catherine Wainwright flees the fashionable town of Dayton, Ohio in the wake of a terrible scandal. Heartbroken and facing destitution, she finds herself striking up correspondence with a childhood admirer, the recently widowed Oscar Williams. In...

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The Promise of Provence

The Promise of Provence
  • Author(s): Patricia Sands
  • Location(s): Provence
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

June in Provence is full of promise when Katherine arrives from Canada, eager to feel renewed by her surroundings. Endless rows of lavender prepare to burst into pink and purple blooms. Fields of sunflowers flow in golden waves among...

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The Prophet Murders

The Prophet Murders
  • Author(s): Mehmet Murat Somer
  • Location(s): Istanbul (Constantinople)
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Modern

The book is set in Istanbul, where the glories of the Ottoman Empire have long vanished. One of the quirkier attractions of the modern city are the transvestite clubs, which offer a wide variety of diversions (some of them...

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The Proposal

The Proposal
  • Author(s): Tasmina Perry
  • Location(s): London, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): Modern and 1950s

Just say yes to this unforgettable read and take a spellbinding, romantic journey from the dazzling days of the debutantes in 1950s London to glamorous modern Manhattan. When Amy Carrell’s wealthy boyfriend ends their relationship just before Christmas, she’s...

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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