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The Glass Class

The Glass Class
  • Author(s): Suzi Stembridge
  • Location(s): Athens, Calderdale, Snowdonia, Spetses
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance, Thriller
  • Era(s): Late 1970s

Close friends gather at the graveside of the most favoured of this group of privileged young people. Readers discover than Rosalind who has been jilted in favour of her cousin Lucinda, now the widow must suffer the indignity of...

The Glass Hotel

The Glass Hotel
  • Author(s): Emily St. John Mandel
  • Location(s): Vancouver Island, Manhattan
  • Genre(s): Mystery
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Vincent is the beautiful bartender at the Hotel Caiette, a five-star glass-and-cedar palace on the northernmost tip of Vancouver Island. New York financier Jonathan Alkaitis owns the hotel. When he passes Vincent his card with a tip, it’s the...

The Glass Woman

The Glass Woman
  • Author(s): Caroline Lea
  • Location(s): Iceland
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1680s

1686, Iceland. An isolated, windswept land haunted by witch trials and steeped in the ancient sagas . . . Betrothed unexpectedly to Jón Eiríksson, Rósa is sent to join her new husband in the remote village of Stykkishólmur. Here,...

The Glassmaker’s Daughter

The Glassmaker’s Daughter
  • Author(s): Dianne Hofmeyr, Jane Ray (Illustrator)
  • Location(s): Venice
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): 16th century

Daniela the glassmaker’s daughter is grumpy and never smiles. Her father promises a beautiful glass palace to anyone who can make her laugh. People come from far and wide to try their luck in amusing Daniela. But mask makers,...

The Glovemaker

The Glovemaker
  • Author(s): Ann Weisgarber
  • Location(s): Utah
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction
  • Era(s): Late 1800s

“…marvelous… a rich, powerful, and wholly immersive tale…” —Publishers Weekly, starred review 1888 Utah Territory Deborah doesn’t expect a knock on her door in the middle of a harsh winter evening. During good weather, sometimes Mormon men fleeing the...

The Go-Between

The Go-Between
  • Author(s): L P Hartley
  • Location(s): Norfolk
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1900

An invitation for young Leo to join a school friend at Brandham Hall – a world of privilege far removed from his own – for the scorchingly hot summer of 1900 appears innocuous, but Leo soon finds himself drawn...

The Gods of Gotham

The Gods of Gotham
  • Author(s): Lyndsay Faye
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1845

1845: New York City forms its first police force. The great potato famine hits Ireland. These two events will change New York City forever… Timothy Wilde tends bar, saving every dollar in hopes of winning the girl of his...

The Golden Boat

The Golden Boat
  • Location(s): Slovenia
  • Genre(s): Poetry
  • Era(s): post WW1

There are very few major European poets of the early twentieth century not already known to English-language audiences, but Srecko Kosovel is one. Often called the Slovene Rimbaud (he died at twenty-two, leaving almost 1,000 poems), the full range...

The Golden Bull

The Golden Bull
  • Author(s): Marjorie Cowley
  • Location(s): Iraq
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 3000 BC

5,000 years ago in ancient Mesopotamia during a terrible drought, Jomar and Zefa’s father must send his children away to the city of Ur because he can no longer feed them. At fourteen, Jomar is old enough to apprentice...

The Golden Catch

The Golden Catch
  • Author(s): Roger Weston
  • Location(s): Alaska
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Frank Murdoch lives on a remote private island in Alaska, drawn there by its peace and isolation. There he finds a secret, unearthed from a cave sealed for seven decades. His historical research attracts Abby Sinclair, a lovely archaeologist....

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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