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Walking Apart

Walking Apart
  • Author(s): Catherine Finch
  • Location(s): Lancashire
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Set in Lancashire’s beautiful Ribble Valley, Walking Apart explores a couple’s complex relationship as they plan for retirement. David’s business sold a year ago. He can’t wait to spend more time with his wife – after all, her high-powered...

Walking Backwards (Up an Apostle’s Nose)

Walking Backwards (Up an  Apostle’s Nose)
  • Author(s): Alison Chandler
  • Location(s): Santiago de Compostela
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): 1970s and 2010s

This beautiful literary memoir framed in six days walking on the Camino de Santiago de Compostela in 2015 is a love letter to Spain and to women’s lives. It weaves together rich seams of hard reality with profound lyricism,...

Walking on Rum and the Small Isles

Walking on Rum and the Small Isles
  • Author(s): Peter Edwards
  • Location(s): The Hebrides
  • Genre(s): Travelogue
  • Era(s): Modern

A guide to walking and backpacking on the Small Isles in the Western Isles of Scotland – Rum, Eigg, Muck, Canna, Coll and Tiree – including a tough 55km backpack around the coastline of Rum, a challenging round of...

Walking Pepys’s London

Walking Pepys’s London
  • Author(s): Jacky Colliss Harvey
  • Location(s): London
  • Genre(s): Literary Travel
  • Era(s): Modern/17th Century

Samuel Pepys walked round London for miles. The 21/2 miles to Whitehall from his house near the Tower of London was accomplished on an almost daily basis, and so many of his professional conversations took place whilst walking that...

Walking Shadows

Walking Shadows
  • Author(s): Faye Kellerman
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery
  • Era(s): Modern

AN INTENSE AND ADDICTIVE MYSTERY YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS! The twenty-fifth book in the hugely popular Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus series from New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman A murder On a quiet suburban street in...

Walking the Amazon: 860 Days. The Impossible Task. The Incredible Journey

Walking the Amazon: 860 Days. The Impossible Task. The Incredible Journey
  • Author(s): Ed Stafford
  • Location(s): Amazon Rainforest
  • Genre(s): Adventure, Nonfiction

In April 2008, Ed Stafford began his attempt to become the first man ever to walk the entire length of the River Amazon. Nearly two and a half years later, he had crossed the whole of South America to...

Walking the Lights

Walking the Lights
  • Author(s): Deborah Andrews
  • Location(s): Glasgow
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1990s

Recently graduated young actor Maddie lives the slacker life in mid-90s Glasgow with deadbeat boyfriend Mike. Estranged from her mother due to a violent step-dad, most of the young couple’s meagre resources go on drink and drugs. Maddie and...

Walking with Abel: Journeys with the Nomads of the African Savannah

Walking with Abel: Journeys with the Nomads of the African Savannah
  • Author(s): Anna Badkhen
  • Location(s): Mali, Sahel
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Contemporary

An intrepid journalist joins the planet’s largest group of nomads on an annual migration that, like them, has endured for centuries. Anna Badkhen has forged a career chronicling life in extremis around the world, from war-torn Afghanistan to the...

Walking Wounded

Walking Wounded
  • Author(s): Anna Franklin Osborne
  • Location(s): London
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 20th Century

Born at the end of the First World War, a young girl struggles to find her own identity in her big family and is pushed into a stormy marriage through a terrible misunderstanding from which her pride refuses to...

Walks on the Wild Side

Walks on the Wild Side
  • Author(s): John Pakenham
  • Location(s): Kenya
  • Genre(s): Travelogue
  • Era(s): 1980s

Are you ready to take a walk on the seriously wild side? In the early 1980s, John Pakenham walked a total of 1,500 miles, with a series of companions from the local Turkana and Samburu tribes and their long-suffering...

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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