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Isabelle in the Afternoon

Isabelle in the Afternoon
  • Author(s): Douglas Kennedy
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC), Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Later 20th Century

Before Isabelle I knew nothing of sex. Before Isabelle I knew nothing of freedom. Before Isabelle I knew nothing of life. Paris in the early Seventies. Sam, an American student, meets a woman in a bookshop. Isabelle is enigmatic,...

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Lullaby

Lullaby
  • Author(s): Leila Slimani
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

When Myriam, a French-Moroccan lawyer, decides to return to work after having children, she and her husband look for the perfect caretaker for their two young children. They never dreamed they would find Louise: a quiet, polite and devoted...

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Madame Pamplemousse and Her Incredible Edibles

Madame Pamplemousse and Her Incredible Edibles
  • Author(s): Rupert Kingfisher
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Children

Madame Pamplemousse is the story of Madeleine, forced to work in her unpleasant uncle’s horrible restaurant, The Squealing Pig. By chance she comes across the most marvellous shop, run by Madame Pamplemousse, which is quiet, discreet, yet full of...

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Madame Picasso

Madame Picasso
  • Author(s): Anne Girard
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Early 20th Century

When Eva Gouel moves to Paris from the countryside, she is full of ambition and dreams of stardom. Though young and inexperienced, she manages to find work as a costumier at the famous Moulin Rouge and it is here...

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Madeleine

Madeleine
  • Author(s): Euan Cameron
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Present and WW2

“A beautifully written and moving story of love and betrayal that casts light on the ‘Dark Years’ of French history, 1940-44.” ALLAN MASSIE Family history has always been a mystery to Will Latymer. His father flatly refused to talk...

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Madeline

Madeline
  • Author(s): Ludwig Bemelmans
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): 1930s

‘In an old house in Paris that was covered in vines lived twelve little girls in two straight lines…’ Something is not right with little Madeline. Her friends are sad when she goes to hospital to have her appendix...

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Mission to Paris

Mission to Paris
  • Author(s): Alan Furst
  • Location(s): Europe, Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): WW2

Frederic Stahl, born of Viennese intelligentsia, ran away to sea at the age of seventeen. Embarking in America, his matinee idol looks and Old-World charm took him to Hollywood, and a life of movies and women. But by autumn...

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Mr Chicken Goes to Paris

Mr Chicken Goes to Paris
  • Author(s): Leigh Hobbs
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): Modern

Mr Chicken has left the safe world of Harriet’s story and sets off on a global adventure. He’s visiting Paris and, like a good tourist, he’s doing all the famous sites, accompanied by his friend, Yvette. But it’s not...

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Murder in Clichy

Murder in Clichy
  • Author(s): Cara Black
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Mystery
  • Era(s): Modern

Aimée Leduc, private investigator specializing in computer security, has been introduced to the Cao Dai temple in Paris by her partner René Friant. He urges her to learn to meditate: she could use a more healthful approach to life....

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Paris Mon Amour

Paris Mon Amour
  • Author(s): Isabel Costello
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

When Alexandra discovers that her husband Philippe is having an affair, she can’t believe he’d risk losing the love that has transformed both their lives. Still in shock, Alexandra finds herself powerfully attracted to a much younger man. Jean-Luc...

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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 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 15th November 2020