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The Fortunate Pilgrim

The Fortunate Pilgrim
  • Author(s): Mario Puzo
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1960s

Before The Godfather and The Last Don, there was Puzo’s classic story about the loves, crimes and struggles confronted by one family of New York City immigrants living in Hell’s Kitchen. Fresh from the farms in Italy, Lucia Santa...

The Fortune Men

The Fortune Men
  • Author(s): Nadifa Mohamed
  • Location(s): Cardiff
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1950s

The story of a murder, a miscarriage of justice, and a man too innocent for his times . . . Mahmood Mattan is a fixture in Cardiff’s Tiger Bay, 1952, which bustles with Somali and West Indian sailors, Maltese...

The Forty Days of Musa Dagh

The Forty Days of Musa Dagh
  • Author(s): Franz Werfel
  • Location(s): Armenia
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1915

‘Musa Dagh stood beyond the world. No storm would reach it, even if one should break’ It is 1915 and Gabriel has returned to his childhood home, an Armenian village on the slopes of Musa Dagh. But things are...

The Forty Rules of Love

The Forty Rules of Love
  • Author(s): Elif Shafak
  • Location(s): Turkey, Iraq, Massachusetts
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

“Every true love and friendship is a story of unexpected transformation. If we are the same person before and after we loved, that means we haven’t loved enough…” Ella Rubinstein has a husband, three teenage children, and a pleasant...

The Foundling

The Foundling
  • Author(s): Stacey Halls
  • Location(s): London
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1750s

London, 1754. Six years after leaving her illegitimate daughter Clara at London’s Foundling Hospital, Bess Bright returns to reclaim the child she has never known. Dreading the worst, that Clara has died in care, Bess is astonished to be...

The Foundling’s Daughter

The Foundling’s Daughter
  • Author(s): Ann Bennett
  • Location(s): India, Berkshire
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1930's/Present day

In 1934, Anna Foster, the young wife of a British Army Officer, privately harbouring pain and remorse, sets sail from Bombay on a fateful journey home, a letter from a charismatic stranger – orphanage superintendent, Reverend Ezra Burroughs –...

The Fountains of Silence

The Fountains of Silence
  • Author(s): Ruta Sepetys
  • Location(s): Madrid
  • Genre(s): Young Adult, Historical, Romance
  • Era(s): 1957

Madrid, 1957. Tourists and foreign businessmen flood into Spain under the welcoming guise of sunshine and wine while Spanish citizens are gripped by a dark secret. Daniel Matheson, the son of an oil tycoon, hopes to connect with the...

The Four Corners of the Sky

The Four Corners of the Sky
  • Author(s): Michael Malone
  • Location(s): North Carolina
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): late 20th century

In small towns between the North Carolina Piedmont and the coast the best scenery is often in the sky. On flat sweeps of red clay and scrub pine the days move monotonously, safely, but above, in the blink of...

The Four Feathers

The Four Feathers
  • Author(s): A E W Mason
  • Location(s): Sudan
  • Genre(s): Historical
  • Era(s): 1902

Just before sailing off to war in the Sudan, British guardsman Harry Feversham quits his regiment. He immediately receives four white feathers—symbols of cowardice—one each from his three best friends and his fiancée. To disprove this grave dishonor, Harry...

The Four Horsemen

The Four Horsemen
  • Author(s): Gregory Dowling
  • Location(s): Venice
  • Genre(s): Historical, Mystery
  • Era(s): 1700s

Alvise Marangon is a reluctant spy drawn into the grip of Venice’s powerful secret service. After he is arrested in a tavern brawl, he is summoned to meet its head, the Missier Grande. He is coerced into a top-secret...

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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