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The Other Side of Silence ( Bernie Gunther #11)

The Other Side of Silence ( Bernie Gunther #11)
  • Author(s): Philip Kerr
  • Location(s): French Riviera (Cote d'Azur)
  • Genre(s): Mystery
  • Era(s): 1950s

The French Riviera, 1956. A world-weary Bernie Gunther is working under a false name as a hotel concierge. His attempts to keep his nose clean go horribly awry when a wartime acquaintance sucks him into a blackmail plot involving...

The Riviera Set

The Riviera Set
  • Author(s): Lita-Rose Betcherman
  • Location(s): French Riviera (Cote d'Azur)
  • Genre(s): Nonfiction
  • Era(s): Various

Picasso to F. Scott Fitzgerald, Winston Churchill to sex kitten Brigitte Bardot. The glorious strip of Mediterranean beach stretching from Marseilles to Monaco still attracts writers, artists, film stars, and scoundrels. Betcherman’s rich account will delight tourists and armchair...

The Suitors

The Suitors
  • Author(s): Cecile David-Weill
  • Location(s): Antibes, France
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 2000s

A comedy of manners that serves as an insightful look at the lives of those in the upper classes. After two sisters, Laure and Marie, learn of their parents’ plan to sell the family’s summer retreat, L’Agapanthe, they devise...

The Villa Golitsyn

The Villa Golitsyn
  • Author(s): Piers Paul Read
  • Location(s): Nice, The South of France (Le Midi)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 20th Century

The story of a British Foreign Office official, who visits a schoolfriend – now living in the South of France. It has been a suspicion that the friend was not altogether clean whilst work for the Government, so is...

Villa America

Villa America
  • Author(s): Liza Klaussmann
  • Location(s): Antibes
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1920s

Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Pablo Picasso, Cole and Linda Porter, Ernest Hemingway, John Dos Passos – all are summer guests of Gerald and Sara Murphy. Visionary, misunderstood, and from vastly different backgrounds, the Murphys met and married young, and...

Swimming Home

Swimming Home
  • Author(s): Deborah Levy
  • Location(s): Alpes-Maritimes, Nice
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1990s

It is July, 1994 and Joe Jacobs, who is well known poet, his war reporter wife Isabel, and their 14 year old daughter are renting a holiday villa near Nice, accompanied by their friends Laura and Mitchell. Part into...

Ordinary Joe

Ordinary Joe
  • Author(s): Jon Teckman
  • Location(s): California, Cannes, London
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

A brilliant, fast-paced comedy about what happens when all of your dreams become true. What would you do if… …you were happily married …with two gorgeous children …and the most gorgeous film star in the world walked up to...

Perfect Strangers

Perfect Strangers
  • Author(s): Tasmina Perry
  • Location(s): French Riviera (Cote d'Azur), London, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Romance, Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

Just an innocent invitation… When Sophie Ellis is asked to house-sit at a luxurious Knightsbridge townhouse, it appears to be the offer of a lifetime. Drawn into the glittering circle of the home’s owner, she meets wealthy American businessman...

Perfume from Provence

Perfume from Provence
  • Author(s): Lady Fortescue
  • Location(s): Nice
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): 1930s

The original story of falling for France, Perfume from Provence was first published in 1935 and became a best-seller. Winifred Fortescue was an actress who rubbed shoulders with the likes of Jerome K. Jerome and George Bernard Shaw when...

The Hotel Riviera

The Hotel Riviera
  • Author(s): Elizabeth Adler
  • Location(s): French Riviera (Cote d'Azur)
  • Genre(s): Romance
  • Era(s): Modern

Imagine a sunny sea-lapped cove, gift wrapped in blue and tied with a bow like a Tiffany Box, and you’ll get the feel of my little hotel. It’s a place made for Romance with a capital R. Except for...

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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