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Quiet Corners of Paris: Unexpected Hideaways, Secret Courtyards, Hidden Gardens

Quiet Corners of Paris: Unexpected Hideaways, Secret Courtyards, Hidden Gardens
  • Author(s): Jean-Christophe Napais
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Travelogue
  • Era(s): Modern

Quiet Corners of Paris is a beautifully illustrated peek into eighty-one often overlooked, always beautiful, locales: hidden villas, winding lanes, little-known 19th-century passages, serene gardens, and cobblestone courtyards. Some of the places have breathtaking views, others are filled with...

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The Hunchback of Notre-Dame

The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
  • Author(s): Victor Hugo
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1482

Set in 1482, Victor Hugo’s powerful novel of ‘imagination, caprice and fantasy’ is a meditation on love, fate, architecture and politics, as well as a compelling recreation of the medieval world at the dawn of the modern age. In...

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The Joyce Girl

The Joyce Girl
  • Author(s): Annabel Abbs
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): First half 20th Century

1928 Avant-garde Paris is buzzing with the latest ideas in art, music, literature and dance. Lucia, the talented and ambitious daughter of James Joyce, is making her name as a dancer, training with some of the world s most...

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The Lost Girl

The Lost Girl
  • Author(s): Carol Drinkwater
  • Location(s): Paris, Provence
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Since her daughter went missing four years earlier, celebrated photographer Kurtiz Ross has been a woman alone. Her only companion her camera. Since Lizzie disappeared, she has blamed and isolated herself, given up hope. Until, out of the blue,...

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The Paris Secret

The Paris Secret
  • Author(s): Karen Swan
  • Location(s): Antibes, Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Mystery
  • Era(s): Modern

Not every door should be opened . . . With stunning locations and page-turning tension, The Paris Secret is an intense and gripping tale from bestselling author Karen Swan. Somewhere along the cobbled streets of Paris, an apartment lies thick with...

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The Rain Watcher

The Rain Watcher
  • Author(s): Tatiana de Rosnay
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

It is raining non-stop over Paris. The Malegarde family – split between France, London, and the US – is reunited for the first time in years. When Paul, a famous yet withdrawn arborist, suffers a stroke in the middle...

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The Little Paris Bookshop

The Little Paris Bookshop
  • Author(s): Nina George
  • Location(s): Paris, Provence
  • Era(s): Modern

On a beautifully restored barge on the Seine, Jean Perdu runs a bookshop; or rather a ‘literary apothecary’, for this bookseller possesses a rare gift for sensing which books will soothe the troubled souls of his customers. The only...

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Death By Baguette

Death By Baguette
  • Author(s): Jennifer S Alderson
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Cozy Mystery, Crime
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Lana Hansen’s future is looking bright. She has money in her bank account, a babysitter for her cat, and even a boyfriend. Regrettably she won’t get to celebrate Valentine’s Day with her new beau, Chad. Instead, she will be...

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Foreign Tongue

Foreign Tongue
  • Author(s): Vanina Marsot
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Anna has just had her heart broken in LA. But unlike most women who have been unlucky with love, she has an enviable backup plan – she uses her dual citizenship and moves to Paris to live in her...

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House on the Bridge: Ten Turbulent Years with Diego Rivera

House on the Bridge: Ten Turbulent Years with Diego Rivera
  • Author(s): Sharon Upp
  • Location(s): London, Paris, Spain
  • Genre(s): Historical, Romance
  • Era(s): 1910s

This is story of Diego Rivera’s first wife, Angeline Beloff, an artist from pre-revolutionary Russia and her relationship with him in, part set in Belle Époque Paris.

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Enter the inaugural TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

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 

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Entries close 15th November 2020