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The Singapore Grip

The Singapore Grip
  • Author(s): J G Farrell
  • Location(s): Singapore
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1939

Singapore, 1939: life on the eve of World War II just isn’t what it used to be for Walter Blackett, head of British Singapore’s oldest and most powerful firm. No matter how forcefully the police break one strike, the...

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The Sinner

The Sinner
  • Author(s): Petra Hammesfahr
  • Location(s): Germany
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Modern

Cora Bender killed a man on a sunny summer afternoon by the lake and in full view of her family and friends. Why? What could have caused this quiet, lovable young mother to stab a stranger in the throat,...

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The Sinner’s Grand Tour: A Journey Through the Historical Underbelly of Europe

The Sinner’s Grand Tour: A Journey Through the Historical Underbelly of Europe
  • Author(s): Tony Perrottet
  • Location(s): Europe
  • Genre(s): Historical, Travelogue
  • Era(s): 1500s onwards

In The Sinner’s Grand Tour, celebrated historian and travel writer Tony Perrottet sets off to discover a string of legendary sites and relics that are still kept far from public view. In southern France, an ancient text leads him...

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The Sirens of Baghdad

The Sirens of Baghdad
  • Author(s): Yasmina Khadra
  • Location(s): Baghdad
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

This book follows the story of a young man at University, exchanging furtive glances with a young woman, and his descent into terrorism

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The Sirens Sang of Murder

The Sirens Sang of Murder
  • Author(s): Sarah Caudwell
  • Location(s): Channel Islands, France, Monte Carlo
  • Genre(s): Mystery
  • Era(s): Modern

Whilst on a trip to the sunny Channel Islands to find the heir in a lucrative tax law case, young barrister Michael Cantrip finds himself in over his head. Peculiar things begin to occur on the mysterious and isolated...

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The Sixteen Pleasures

The Sixteen Pleasures
  • Author(s): Robert Hellenga
  • Location(s): Florence
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1960s

In 1966 the Arno River in Florence floods its banks causing hug devastation to stored artworks, and antique books. As a book conservator Margot Harrington flie in – along with many other volunteers – to add expert help in...

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The Slave House

The Slave House
  • Author(s): Charles Lambert
  • Location(s): Portugal
  • Genre(s): Novella
  • Era(s): 1970s

When Simon, a young gay English teacher, goes to work in southern Portugal, he doesn’t expect to find a country in the aftermath of a peaceful revolution, nor to have an affair with Elaine, a female colleague. As both...

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The Sleeper

The Sleeper
  • Author(s): Emily Barr
  • Location(s): Cornwall, London
  • Era(s): Modern

Everyone thinks she has a happy life in Cornwall, married to the devoted Sam, but in fact she is desperately bored. When she is offered a new job that involves commuting to London by sleeper train, she meets Guy...

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The Sleepwalkers

The Sleepwalkers
  • Author(s): Paul Grossman
  • Location(s): Berlin
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Early 1930s

In the final weeks of the Weimar Republic, as Hitler and his National Socialist party angle to assume control of Germany, beautiful girls are seen sleepwalking through the streets. Then, a young woman of mysterious origin, with her legs...

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The Sly company of People who care

The Sly company of People who care
  • Author(s): Rahul Bhattacharya
  • Location(s): Guyana
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

A twenty-six-year-old Indian journalist decides to give up his job and travel to Guyana, a forgotten colonial society of raw, mesmerizing beauty. But he is not just seduced by the country: he is also captivated by the feisty yet...

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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