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Estoril

Estoril
  • Author(s): Dejan Tiago-Stankovic
  • Location(s): Lisbon
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction
  • Era(s): WW2

Set in a luxurious grand hotel just outside Lisbon, at the height of the Second World War, Estoril is a delightful and poignant novel about exile, divided loyalties, fear and survival. The hotel’s guests include spies, fallen kings, refugees...

Forest Dancer

Forest Dancer
  • Author(s): Susan Roebuck
  • Location(s): Lisbon, Sintra
  • Genre(s): Romance, Suspense
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Work to impress, dance to express. It’s a long way to go to create a new life for yourself. Classical ballerina, Flora Gatehouse, has no choice but to take a risk. Having failed an important ballet audition in London,...

From Venice with Love

From Venice with Love
  • Author(s): Rosanna Ley
  • Location(s): Venice, Dorset, Lisbon, Prague
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

The bestselling author of The Lemon Tree Hotel returns with an enchanting new holiday read about family bonds and following your heart, wherever it might take you… With her marriage in danger of falling apart, Joanna returns home to...

Night Train to Lisbon

Night Train to Lisbon
  • Author(s): Emily Grayson
  • Location(s): Europe, Lisbon
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1930s

Night Train to Lisbon is a sensuous tale of the pursuit of love and passion against all odds, set in the 1930s when the world was on the brink of war and suspicion of loyalty, motivation, and intent —...

The Colours of Death

The Colours of Death
  • Author(s): Patricia Marques
  • Location(s): Lisbon
  • Genre(s): Horror, Thriller
  • Era(s): 2021

The Murder In the Gare do Oriente, a body sits, slumped, in a stationary train. A high-profile man appears to have died by throwing himself repeatedly against the glass. But according to witnesses, he may not have done this...

The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon

The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon
  • Author(s): Richard Zimler
  • Location(s): Lisbon
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Early 1500s

The year is 1506, and the streets of Lisbon are seething with fear and suspicion when Abraham Zarco is found dead, a naked girl at his side. Abraham was a renowned kabbalist, a practitioner of the arcane mysteries of...

The Return

The Return
  • Author(s): Dulce Maria Cardoso
  • Location(s): Angola, Lisbon
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1970s

Luanda, 1975. The Angolan War of Independence has been raging for at least a decade, but with the collapse of the Salazar dictatorship, defeat for the Portuguese is now in sight. Thousands of settlers are fleeing back to Portugal...

The Villa of Dreams

The Villa of Dreams
  • Author(s): Lucy Coleman
  • Location(s): Lisbon
  • Genre(s): RomCom
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Seren Maddison left behind a rainy Britain to follow her dreams and live and work in Lisbon.The vibrancy, the beautiful scenery and the sunshine, made her fall in love and she knew, instantly, that it would be her forever...

The Weekend Away

The Weekend Away
  • Author(s): Sarah Alderson
  • Location(s): Lisbon
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Orla and Kate have been best friends forever. Together they’ve faced it all – be it Orla’s struggles as a new mother or Kate’s messy divorce. And whatever else happens in their lives, they can always look forward to...

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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