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Paris France

Paris France
  • Author(s): Gertrude Stein
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): early 20th Century

In Paris France (1940)–published here with a new introduction from Adam Gopnik–Stein unites her childhood memories of Paris with her observations about everything from art and war to love and cooking. The result is an unforgettable glimpse into a...

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Paris in Disguise

Paris in Disguise
  • Author(s): Richard Wake
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Historical
  • Era(s): World War II

Paris is cold and hungry. The Germans are in the fourth year of their occupation, and while a Resistance movement flourishes, it is small and perilous beyond belief. The lives of Resistance radio operators can be measured in weeks,...

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Paris in the Twentieth Century

Paris in the Twentieth Century
  • Author(s): Jules Verne
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Science Fiction/Future
  • Era(s): Modern

In 1863 Jules Verne, famed author of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and Around the World in Eighty Days, wrote a novel that his literary agent deemed too farfetched to be published. More than one hundred years later, his...

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Paris Is Always a Good Idea

Paris Is Always a Good Idea
  • Author(s): Nicolas Barreau
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Then one day when an elderly gentleman trips up in her shop and knocks over a post-card stand, it seems that her wish cards are working after all. Rosalie finds out that it is Max Marchais, famed and successful...

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Paris Tales

Paris Tales
  • Author(s): Helen Constantine
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Short Stories
  • Era(s): Various

If you’ve never been to Paris, here is your chance to experience it; if you have been there, here is your chance to return. Paris Tales is a highly evocative collection of stories by French and Francophone writers who...

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Paris Trance

Paris Trance
  • Author(s): Geoff Dyer
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

A story about two couples in their twenties in Paris enjoying life and having fun.

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Petite Anglaise

Petite Anglaise
  • Author(s): Catherine Sanderson
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Modern

She has a job in Paris, the city of her dreams, a handsome Frenchman, a beautiful bilingual toddler, and a charming apartment with breathtaking views. So why does Catherine Sanderson feel that her life is coming apart? Stuck in...

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Poison

Poison
  • Author(s): Kathryn Harrison
  • Location(s): Madrid, Paris, Versailles
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 17th century

Francisca de Luarac, the daughter of a poor Spanish silk grower, is a dreamer of fabulous dreams. Marie Louise de Bourbon, the niece of Louis XIV, dances in slippers of fine Spanish silk in the French Court of the...

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Renoir’s Dancer: The Secret Life of Suzanne Valadon

Renoir’s Dancer: The Secret Life of Suzanne Valadon
  • Author(s): Catherine Hewitt
  • Location(s): France, Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1880s

In the 1880s, Suzanne Valadon was considered the Impressionists’ most beautiful model. But behind her captivating façade lay a closely-guarded secret. Born in poverty in rural France, as a teenager Suzanne began, in Montmartre, posing for – and having...

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Revolution

Revolution
  • Author(s): Jennifer Donnelly
  • Location(s): Brooklyn, Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical, Young Adult
  • Era(s): Modern, French Revolution (18th century)

BROOKLYN: Andi Alpers is on the edge. She’s angry at her father for leaving, angry at her mother for not being able to cope, and heartbroken by the loss of her younger brother, Truman. Rage and grief are destroying...

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Hurry, hurry! Our 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition entries close on 15th November...

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