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Liverpool Forgotten Landscapes, Forgotten Lives

Liverpool Forgotten Landscapes, Forgotten Lives
  • Author(s): John Hussey
  • Location(s): Liverpool
  • Genre(s): Historical, Nonfiction
  • Era(s): 1500s to 1900s

Forgotten Landscapes… Despite the proud boast of the Liverpudlians of today that there has always been a Liverpool and always will be a Liverpool, the truth is that for many centuries the world got on quite well without us,...

Liverpool Miss

Liverpool Miss
  • Author(s): Helen Forrester
  • Location(s): Liverpool
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Pre WW2

The second volume of Helen Forrester’s powerful, painful and ultimately uplifting four-volume autobiography of her poverty-stricken childhood in Liverpool during the Depression. The Forrester family are slowly winning their fight for survival. But fourteen-year-old Helen’s personal battle is to...

Remember My Name

Remember My Name
  • Author(s): Abbey Clancy
  • Location(s): Liverpool
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Humour

From the moment Liverpool teenager Jess stars in the school musical, she knows that she’s GOT to be a star. Fast forward a few years and the closest the now 22 year old Jessica has got to stardom is...

Reprobation

Reprobation
  • Author(s): Catherine Fearns
  • Location(s): Liverpool
  • Genre(s): Mystery
  • Era(s): Modern Day

Dr. Helen Hope is a lecturer in eschatology – the study of death, judgement, and the destiny of humankind. She is also a Calvinist nun, her life devoted to atoning for a secret crime. When a body is found...

Secret Liverpool – An Unusual Guide (Jonglez Guides)

Secret Liverpool – An Unusual Guide (Jonglez Guides)
  • Author(s): Mike Keating
  • Location(s): Liverpool
  • Genre(s): Travelogue
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Let Secret Liverpool guide you around the unusual and unfamiliar. Step off the beaten track with this fascinating Liverpool guide book and let local expert, Mike Keating, show you the well-hidden treasures of this amazing city. Ideal for local...

Secret Story

Secret Story
  • Author(s): Ramsey Campbell
  • Location(s): Liverpool, The Wirral
  • Genre(s): Crime, Horror
  • Era(s): Modern

Civil servant Dudley Smith writes a short story based on a true murder which took place on an underground train. He then went on to enter in a competition in “The Mersey Mouth” which he duly won. Once his...

The Bone Keeper

The Bone Keeper
  • Author(s): Luca Veste
  • Location(s): Liverpool
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery
  • Era(s): Contemporary

What if the figure that haunted your nightmares as child, the myth of the man in the woods, was real? He’ll slice your flesh.  Your bones he’ll keep. Twenty years ago, four teenagers went exploring in the local woods,...

The Book of Liverpool (Reading The World)

The Book of Liverpool (Reading The World)
  • Author(s): Maria Crossan (Editor)
  • Location(s): Liverpool
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

A baby blown out of an upstairs window by a WWII bomb lives to hear others tell the tale… A woman embarks on a long-term obsession with a city landmark, abandoning her lover for the Liver… A bricklayer working...

THE DARING NIGHT

THE DARING NIGHT
  • Author(s): Robert McCracken
  • Location(s): Liverpool
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery
  • Era(s): Present day

A city has to give up one of its secrets for a detective to catch a killer. Liverpool is in the midst of an emergency. Several people have been poisoned. But DI Tara Grogan is not on the case....

The Dressmaker

The Dressmaker
  • Author(s): Beryl Bainbridge
  • Location(s): Liverpool
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): WW2

Wartime Liverpool is a place of ration books and jobs in munitions factories. Rita, living with her two aunts Nellie and Margo, is emotionally naïve and withdrawn. When she meets Ira, a GI, at a neighbour’s party she falls...

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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