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Unsheltered

Unsheltered
  • Author(s): Barbara Kingsolver
  • Location(s): New Jersey
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Contemporary and 1800s

Meet Willa Knox, a woman who stands braced against a world which seems to hold little mercy for her and her family – or their old, crumbling house, falling down around them. Willa’s two grown-up children, a new-born grandchild,...

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Unspeakable Things

Unspeakable Things
  • Author(s): Jess Lourey
  • Location(s): Minnesota
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1980s

Inspired by a terrifying true story from the author’s hometown, a heart-pounding novel of suspense about a small Minnesota community where nothing is as quiet—or as safe—as it seems. Cassie McDowell’s life in 1980s Minnesota seems perfectly wholesome. She...

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Unspoken Abandonment

Unspoken Abandonment
  • Author(s): Bryan A Wood
  • Location(s): Afghanistan
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 2001 onwards

One of the most powerful and moving stories you will ever read, this book will completely change the way you look at life. ‘Unspoken Abandonment’ is the story of one man’s struggle to return home from the war in...

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Untangling My Chopsticks: A Culinary Sojourn in Kyoto

Untangling My Chopsticks: A Culinary Sojourn in Kyoto
  • Author(s): Victoria Abbott Riccardi
  • Location(s): Kyoto
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Two years out of college and with a degree from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, Victoria Riccardi left a boyfriend, a rent-controlled New York City apartment, and a plum job in advertising to move to Kyoto to study kaiseki,...

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Until The Curtain Falls

Until The Curtain Falls
  • Author(s): David Ebsworth
  • Location(s): Madrid, Northern Spain
  • Genre(s): Historical, Thriller
  • Era(s): 1938-39

October 1938 and foreign correspondent Jack Telford is on the run in northern Spain, territory now controlled by Franco’s fascists. And he’s killed somebody close to the Generalísimo’s heart. Telford’s a hunted man, and hunted by three different and...

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Until The Last Star Fades

Until The Last Star Fades
  • Author(s): Jacquelyn Middleton
  • Location(s): East Village, New York City (NYC), Staten Island
  • Genre(s): Romance
  • Era(s): Contemporary

In her senior year at NYU, Riley Hope appears to be on top of the world. With a loving mother who makes Lorelai Gilmore look like a parenting slacker, ride-or-die friends, and a longtime boyfriend destined for the National...

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Unto Us a Son Is Given

Unto Us a Son Is Given
  • Author(s): Donna Leon
  • Location(s): Venice
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery
  • Era(s): Contemporary

As a favour to his wealthy father-in-law, the Count Falier, Commissario Guido Brunetti agrees to investigate the seemingly innocent wish of the Count’s best friend, the elderly and childless Gonzalo, to adopt a younger man as his son. Under...

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Up at the Villa

Up at the Villa
  • Author(s): William Somerset Maugham
  • Location(s): Tuscany
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1941

In Up at the Villa, W. Somerset Maugham portrays a wealthy young English woman who finds herself confronted rather brutally by the repercussions of whimsy. On the day her older and prosperous friend asks her to marry him, Mary...

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Up Close and Dangerous

Up Close and Dangerous
  • Author(s): Linda Howard
  • Location(s): Idaho
  • Genre(s): Romance, Suspense
  • Era(s): Modern

Bailey Wingate’s scheming adult stepchildren are surprised when their father’s will leaves Bailey in control of their fortune, and war ensues. A year later, while flying from Seattle to Denver in a small plane, Bailey nearly dies herself when...

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Upstate

Upstate
  • Author(s): James Wood
  • Location(s): Saratoga Springs
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Alan Querry, a successful property developer from the north of England, has two daughters: Vanessa, a philosopher who lives and teaches in Saratoga Springs, NY, and Helen, a record company executive based in London. The sisters never quite recovered...

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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