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The Provence Cure for the Brokenhearted

The Provence Cure for the Brokenhearted
  • Author(s): Bridget Asher
  • Location(s): Provence
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): Modern

‘Every good love story has another love hiding within it’ Brokenhearted and still mourning the loss of her husband, Heidi travels with Abbott, her obsessive-compulsive eight-year-old son, and Charlotte, her jaded sixteen-year-old niece, to the small village of Puyloubier...

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The Pyramid Legacy

The Pyramid Legacy
  • Author(s): Clive Eaton
  • Location(s): Cairo, Egypt, Giza
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): 2020s, Various

A prominent young Egyptologist is murdered by a colleague, deep within the bowels of the Great Pyramid of Giza. The authorities are keen to cover it up, but they know they can’t achieve total closure whilst English robotics engineer,...

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The Quality of Mercy

The Quality of Mercy
  • Author(s): Barry Unsworth
  • Location(s): Durham
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1760s

This novel stands alone, but is a sequel to Sacred Hunger. The book picks up in the Spring of 1767 and interweaves several lives, in the coal fields and in Durham.

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The Quarry

The Quarry
  • Author(s): Johan Theorin
  • Location(s): Öland (Oland)
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Late 20th Century

As the last snow melts on the Swedish island of Öland, Per Morner is preparing for his children’s Easter visit. But his plans are disrupted when he receives a phone call from his estranged father, Jerry, begging for help....

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The Queen of Diamonds

The Queen of Diamonds
  • Author(s): Juliet Moore
  • Location(s): England, South Africa
  • Genre(s): Historical, Romance
  • Era(s): Victorian era, later 1800s

A priceless diamond leads to love and adventure in late nineteenth century England… Only once has anyone cared for abandoned Catherine Claremont’s welfare. Handsome Harrison Foster saved her from a pack of cruel neighborhood girls, and walked out of...

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The Queen of Patpong

The Queen of Patpong
  • Author(s): Timothy Hallinan
  • Location(s): Bangkok
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

Poke and his family seem at last to have found stability. Poke and Rose are married, and Miaow, now a complicated and sometimes difficult sixth-grader in one of Bangkok’s international schools, is playing the spirit Ariel in a production...

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The Quiet American

The Quiet American
  • Author(s): Graham Greene
  • Location(s): Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1960s

‘The novel that I love the most is The Quiet American’ Ian McEwan Into the intrigue and violence of 1950s Indo-China comes CIA agent Alden Pyle, a young idealistic American sent to promote democracy through a mysterious ‘Third Force’....

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The Rabbi’s Daughter

The Rabbi’s Daughter
  • Author(s): Reva Mann
  • Location(s): Jerusalem, London
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): 2000s

The book starts with the early life of the writer growing up in an Orthodox household , her rebellion against her parents, and her subsequent enlightenment when she embraces her faith by marrying her husband, also from the Orthodox...

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The Ragazzi

The Ragazzi
  • Author(s): Pier Paolo Pasolini
  • Location(s): Rome
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1950s

“The Ragazzi” comes from the same vivid and violent world as Pasolini’s great films. In the poverty and chaos of postwar Rome, Ricetto and his gang survive by their wits, their cruelty and their instincts for survival. Their lives...

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The Railwayman’s Wife

The Railwayman’s Wife
  • Author(s): Ashley Hay
  • Location(s): Thirroul
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Pre and Post WW2

In a small town on the land’s edge, in the strange space at a war’s end, a widow, a poet and a doctor each try to find their own peace, and their own new story. On the south coast...

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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