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The Children of Noisy Village

The Children of Noisy Village
  • Author(s): Astrid Lindgren, Florence Lamborn (translator), Ilon Wikland (illustrator)
  • Location(s): Sweden
  • Genre(s): Children, In Translation
  • Era(s): early 20th century

Welcome to Noisy Village! Go crayfishing in the summer at Nocken, “dipping in the pot” at Christmastime with Lisa and Karl, and join Britta and Anna who know the best way to go about “nutting” for the New Year....

The Children’s Home

The Children’s Home
  • Author(s): Charles Lambert
  • Location(s): England
  • Genre(s): Dystopian, Fiction
  • Era(s): early 21st century

A beguiling and disarming novel about a mysterious group of children who appear to a disfigured recluse and his country doctor. Morgan Fletcher, the disfigured heir to a fortune of mysterious origins, lives on a sprawling estate, cut off...

The Children’s Train

The Children’s Train
  • Author(s): Viola Ardone, Clarissa Botsford (Translator)
  • Location(s): Italy, Naples
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction
  • Era(s): Post WW2

Based on true events, a heartbreaking story of love, family, hope, and survival set in post-World War II Italy—written with the heart of Orphan Train and Before We Were Yours—about poor children from the south sent to live with...

The China Chapter

The China Chapter
  • Author(s): David Pearson
  • Location(s): Dublin
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): Current

A man is found dead after a house fire. Detective Fiona Moore suspects foul play. It’s not the charred remains of Tony Phelan that really trouble Dublin law enforcement or the traces of accelerant, so much as the bullet...

The Chinese Bandit

The Chinese Bandit
  • Author(s): Steven Becker
  • Location(s): China
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): 1947

That summer they hanged a fat man at the Western gate as a warning and example to all. Kao was a traitor, a thief, a pimp, a black marketeer—and Jake Dodds’s partner. So what if he traded stolen military...

The Chinese Emperor’s New Clothes

The Chinese Emperor’s New Clothes
  • Author(s): Ying Chang Compestine
  • Location(s): China
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): N/A

Ming Da is only nine years old when he becomes the emperor of China, and his three advisors take advantage of him by stealing his stores of rice, gold, and precious stones. But Ming Da has a plan. With...

The Chocolatier

The Chocolatier
  • Author(s): Jan Moran
  • Location(s): Amalfi Coast
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction
  • Era(s): 1950s

San Francisco, 1953: Heartbroken over the mysterious death of her husband, Celina Savoia, a second-generation chocolatière, resolves to take their young son to Italy’s shimmering Amalfi coast to introduce him to his father’s family. Just as she embarks on...

The Choice

The Choice
  • Author(s): Nicholas Sparks
  • Location(s): North Carolina
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): early 2000s

#1 New York Times bestseller Nicholas Sparks turns his unrivaled talents to a new tale about love found and lost, and the choices we hope we’ll never have to make. Travis Parker has everything a man could want: a...

The Chosen

The Chosen
  • Author(s): Chaim Potok
  • Location(s): Brooklyn
  • Genre(s): Historical, Young Adult
  • Era(s): 1940s

In 1940s Brooklyn, New York, an accident throws Reuven Malther and Danny Saunders together. Despite their differences (Reuven is a Modern Orthodox Jew with an intellectual, Zionist father: Danny is the brilliant son and rightful heir to a Hasidic...

The Christmas Holiday

The Christmas Holiday
  • Author(s): Maxine Morrey
  • Location(s): Florida, India, London, Malaysia (Malaya), Scotland
  • Genre(s): Humour, Romance
  • Era(s): Contemporary

As winter comes to London, journalist Mia Walker is desperately hoping for her big break as a travel writer, dreaming of exotic locations and sun-soaked beaches. When she’s invited to write a romantic travel piece that ends in a...

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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