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The Straits of Treachery

The Straits of Treachery
  • Author(s): Richard Hopton
  • Location(s): Messina
  • Genre(s): Adventure, Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Early 1800s

September 1810. Raids across the Straits of Messina to disrupt preparations for the French invasion of the island have been repulsed with heavy casualties. George Warne, a bright young British officer, suspects treachery back in Messina, and is ordered...

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The Straits Quartet

The Straits Quartet
  • Author(s): Dawn Farnham
  • Location(s): Singapore
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 19th Century

Drawing on real-life historical personalities and actual places from 19th-century Singapore, author Dawn Farnham brings to life the heady atmosphere of Old Singapore where piracy, crime, triads and tigers are commonplace. This intense and passionate 4-volume romance follows the...

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The Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

The Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
  • Author(s): Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Location(s): London
  • Genre(s): Fantasy, Mystery
  • Era(s): Later 19th Century

In September of 1884, Robert Louis Stevenson, then in his mid-thirties, moved with his family to Bournemouth, a resort on the southern coast of England, where in the brief span of 23 months he revised A Child’s Garden of...

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The Stranger

The Stranger
  • Author(s): Saskia Sarginson
  • Location(s): England
  • Genre(s): Psychological Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

‘Immersive, gripping, will pull at your heartstrings’ Gilly Macmillan, international bestselling author We all have our secrets. Eleanor Rathmell has kept one her whole life. But when her husband dies and a stranger arrives at her door, her safe...

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The Stranger

The Stranger
  • Author(s): Kate Riordan
  • Location(s): Cornwall
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical, Romance
  • Era(s): 1940s

Cornwall, 1940. In the hushed hours of deepest night a young woman is found washed up on the rocks. Was it a tragic accident? Or should the residents of Penhallow have been more careful about whom they invited in?...

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The stranger

The stranger
  • Author(s): Albert Camus
  • Location(s): Algeria
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): 1940s

Through the story of an ordinary man unwittingly drawn into a senseless murder on an Algerian beach, Camus explored what he termed “the nakedness of man faced with the absurd.” First published in English in 1946; now in a...

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The Stranger From The Sea (Poldark Book 8)

The Stranger From The Sea (Poldark Book 8)
  • Author(s): Winston Graham
  • Location(s): Cornwall
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Early 18th Century

Cornwall 1810. The Poldark family awaits the return of Ross from his mission to Wellington’s army in Portugal. But their ordered existence ends with Jeremy Poldark’s dramatic rescue of the stranger from the sea. Stephen Carrington’s arrival in the...

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The Stranger in the Woods

The Stranger in the Woods
  • Author(s): Michael Finkel
  • Location(s): The Maine Woods
  • Genre(s): Nonfiction
  • Era(s): 1963-1990

Many people dream of escaping modern life, but most will never act on it. This is the remarkable true story of a man who lived alone in the woods of Maine for 27 years, making this dream a reality–not...

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The Stranger’s Guide To Talliston

The Stranger’s Guide To Talliston
  • Author(s): John Tarrow
  • Location(s): Great Dunmow
  • Genre(s): Fantasy
  • Era(s): Present Day / Historical

Abandoned and alone, thirteen-year-old Joe’s world is shattered when he enters a deserted council house in Great Dunmow and becomes trapped within a labyrinth protecting the last magical places on earth. There, Joe discovers The Stranger’s Guide, a cryptic...

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The Strangler Vine

The Strangler Vine
  • Author(s): M J Carter
  • Location(s): Kolkata (Calcutta)
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): 1830s

Calcutta 1837. The East India Company rules India – or most of it: and its most notorious and celebrated son, Xavier Mountstuart, has gone missing. William Avery, a down-at-heel junior officer in the Company’s army, is sent to find...

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Hurry, hurry! Our 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition entries close on 15th November...

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