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The Chains of Heaven

The Chains of Heaven
  • Author(s): Philip Marsden
  • Location(s): Ethiopia
  • Genre(s): Nonfiction
  • Era(s): 1980s

Philip Marsden returns to the remote, fiercely beautiful landscape that has exercised a powerful mythic appeal over him since his first encounter with it over twenty years ago. ‘Ethiopia bred in me the conviction that if there is a...

The Chalky Sea

The Chalky Sea
  • Author(s): Clare Flynn
  • Location(s): Eastbourne
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): World War 2

Two troubled people struggle to find their way in a turbulent world. In July 1940, Gwen Collingwood drops her husband at the railway station, knowing she may never see him again. Two days later her humdrum world is torn...

The Chamber

The Chamber
  • Author(s): John Grisham
  • Location(s): Mississippi
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): early 21st century

In the corridors of Chicago’s top law firm: Twenty -six-year-old Adam Hall stands on the brink of a brilliant legal career. Now he is risking it all for a death-row killer and an impossible case. Maximum Security Unit, Mississippi...

The Chance of a Lifetime

The Chance of a Lifetime
  • Author(s): Kendra Smith
  • Location(s): Sydney
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Present day

Moving 10,000 miles from home might just save the Parkes family bacon. And it could possibly be what their marriage needs. But what if these new ‘opportunities’ like overcoming a fear of spiders, learning to swim in the ocean...

The Chanel Sisters

The Chanel Sisters
  • Author(s): Judithe Little
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 20th century

The unforgettable story of the sisters who changed fashion forever. For readers who fell in love with THE PARIS WIFE and THE AGE OF LIGHT. Gabrielle and Antoinette know they’re destined for something better. Abandoned to a convent orphanage,...

The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith

The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith
  • Author(s): Thomas Keneally
  • Location(s): Australia
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction
  • Era(s): 20th Century

Half aborigine and half white, Jimmie Blacksmith is unable to fit into either culture and, after abuse and betrayal by whites, revolts in a spree of violence.

The Charmed Life of Alex Moore

The Charmed Life of Alex Moore
  • Author(s): Molly Flatt
  • Genre(s): Humour, Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

There are success stories – and there are true stories. How would you feel if everything in your life suddenly started to go . . . right? Six months ago, Alex Moore was stuck in a dead-end job, feeling...

The Chateau

The Chateau
  • Author(s): Karen Aldous
  • Location(s): Lake Geneva, London
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary, going back

Can young hearts ease a restless spirit? On the shores of stunning Lake Geneva, Gina Remy is celebrating her brother’s wedding – when the figure of a woman appears hovering above the water, beckoning to her. Ghostly visitations do...

The Chateau

The Chateau
  • Author(s): Catherine Cooper
  • Location(s): The South of France (Le Midi), French Alps
  • Genre(s): Thriller, Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

They thought it was perfect. They were wrong… A glamorous chateau Aura and Nick don’t talk about what happened in England. They’ve bought a chateau in France to make a fresh start, and their kids need them to stay...

The Chattering Wagtails of Mikuyu Prison

The Chattering Wagtails of Mikuyu Prison
  • Author(s): Jack Mapanje
  • Location(s): Malawi
  • Genre(s): Poetry
  • Era(s): 1987

Formerly Head of English at the University of Malawi, Mapanje was arrested and imprisoned without trial for four years. In these poems of power and unflinching description, he condemns a brutal regime. Today, living in England, he celebrates the...

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Enter the 2021TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

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

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

Judges include Victoria Hislop and Rosanna Ley

First Prize of £1,000 / US$1,350

Prizes total £1,750 / US$2,362 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 6th November 2021