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Vile Bodies

Vile Bodies
  • Author(s): Evelyn Waugh
  • Location(s): London
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1920s

The Bright Young Things of 1920s Mayfair, with their paradoxical mix of innocence and sophistication, exercise their inventive minds and vile bodies in every kind of capricious escapade, whether it is promiscuity, dancing, cocktail parties or sports cars. A...

Villa Pacifica

Villa Pacifica
  • Author(s): Kapka Kassabova
  • Location(s): Ecuador
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

As Ute and her husband Jerry travel to a remote area on the west coast of South America, they decide to visit a recently established eco retreat called Villa Pacifica. The resort, run by a group of eccentric expatriates,...

Vintage Murder

Vintage Murder
  • Author(s): Ngaio Marsh
  • Location(s): New Zealand
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): 1930s

A touring theatre company in New Zealand forms the basis of one of Marsh’s most ambitious and innovative novels. New Zealand theatrical manager Alfred Meyer wanted to celebrate his wife’s birthday in style. The piece de résistance would be...

Virgin Earth

Virgin Earth
  • Author(s): Philippa Gregory
  • Location(s): England, Virginia
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 17th Century

Sequel to the outstanding historical novel Earthly Joys, and written by the bestselling Philippa Gregory, the author of The Other Boleyn Girl and The Virgin’s Lover. John Tradescant the Younger has inherited his father’s unique collection of plants along...

Vita Nuova

Vita Nuova
  • Author(s): Magdalen Nabb
  • Location(s): Florence
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Modern

When Marshal Guarnaccia is called upon to investigate the murder of a young woman he is convinced that there’s more to the family than meets the eye, and wonders if the girl’s father, Paoletti, might have had something to...

Vivaldi’s Virgins

Vivaldi’s Virgins
  • Author(s): Barbara Quick
  • Location(s): Venice
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 18th Century

Viviens’ Heavenly Ice Cream Shop

Viviens’ Heavenly Ice Cream Shop
  • Author(s): Abby Clements
  • Location(s): Brighton
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): Modern

When Imogen and Anna unexpectedly inherit their grandmother Vivien’s ice cream parlour, it turns both their lives upside-down. The Brighton shop is a seafront institution, but while it’s big on charm it’s critically low on customers. If the sisters...

Vodka-Flavored Tears

Vodka-Flavored Tears
  • Author(s): Timothy J Hillegonds
  • Location(s): Chicago
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs

Vodka-Flavored Tears is a memoir told through twenty-six stories about growing up on the South Side of Chicago and trying to navigate through the stormy waters of childhood, adolescence, and the author’s early twenties. It’s a book about taking...

Voice of the Violin

Voice of the Violin
  • Author(s): Andrea Camilleri
  • Location(s): Sicily
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Modern

The fourth novel in Andrea Camilleri’s savagely funny, brilliantly compelling Sicilian crime series featuring Inspector Montalbano

Voices of the Old Sea

Voices of the Old Sea
  • Author(s): Norman Lewis
  • Location(s): Costa Brava
  • Genre(s): Nonfiction
  • Era(s): 1950s

“Voices of the Old Sea” is Lewis’ masterly description of the Costa Brava on the cusp of tourist development in the 1950s, a place where men regulated their lives by the sardine shoals of spring and autumn and the...

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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