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The Girl Who Reads on the Metro

The Girl Who Reads on the Metro
  • Author(s): Christine Féret-Fleury
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

For fans of The Little Paris Bookshop and The Elegance of the Hedgehog, The Girl Who Reads on the Métro is the French phenomenon by Christine Féret-Fleury ready to charm book-lovers everywhere . . . When Juliette takes the...

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The Great Believers

The Great Believers
  • Author(s): Rebecca Makkai
  • Location(s): Chicago, Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1920s and 1980s

In 1985, Yale Tishman, the development director for an art gallery in Chicago, is about to pull off an amazing coup: bringing an extraordinary collection of 1920s paintings as a gift to the gallery. Yet as his career begins...

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The Guardian of Lies

The Guardian of Lies
  • Author(s): Kate Furnivall
  • Location(s): Paris, The South of France (Le Midi)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1950s

Eloïse Caussade is a courageous young Frenchwoman, raised on a bull farm near Arles in the Camargue. She idolises her older brother, André, and when he leaves to become an Intelligence Officer working for the CIA in Paris to...

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The Hanged Man of Saint-Pholien

The Hanged Man of Saint-Pholien
  • Author(s): Georges Simenon
  • Location(s): Liège, Paris
  • Genre(s): Mystery, Novella
  • Era(s): 20th Century

A first ink drawing showed a hanged man swinging from a gallows on which perched an enormous crow. And there were at least twenty other etchings and pen or pencil sketches that had the same leitmotif of hanging. On...

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The House on the Edge of the Cliff

The House on the Edge of the Cliff
  • Author(s): Carol Drinkwater
  • Location(s): Paris, The South of France (Le Midi)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1960s to present

No one else knows what happened that summer. Or so she believes . . . Grace first came to France a lifetime ago. Young and full of dreams of adventure, she met two very different men. She fell under...

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The Hundred-Foot Journey

The Hundred-Foot Journey
  • Author(s): Richard C Morais
  • Location(s): French Alps, Mumbai (Bombay), Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

“Slumdog Millionaire meets Ratatouille” (The New York Times Book Review) in this “delicious fairytale-like read” (NPR) about family, nationality, and the mysteries of good taste. Born above his grandfather’s modest restaurant in Mumbai, Hassan Haji first experienced life through...

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The Lady and the Little Fox Fur

The Lady and the Little Fox Fur
  • Author(s): Violette Leduc
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Novella
  • Era(s): 20th Century

An old woman lives alone in a tiny attic flat in Paris, counting out coffee beans every morning beneath the roar of the overhead metro. Starving, she spends her days walking around the city, each step a bid for...

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The Lady and the Unicorn

The Lady and the Unicorn
  • Author(s): Tracy Chevalier
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Romance
  • Era(s): Second half 15th century

Nicolas des Innocents has been commissioned by the Parisian nobleman Jean Le Viste to design a series of large tapestries for his great hall (in real life, the famous Lady and the Unicorn cycle, now in Paris’s Musee National...

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The Last Collection

The Last Collection
  • Author(s): Jeanne Mackin
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Late 1930s

Paris, 1938. Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli (‘Schiap’) are fighting for recognition as the most successful and influential fashion designer in France, and their rivalry is already legendary. They oppose each other at every turn, in both their politics...

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The Lavender Garden

The Lavender Garden
  • Author(s): Lucinda Riley
  • Location(s): Paris, The South of France (Le Midi)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1990s, WW2

This is the same book as The Light Behind the Windows, Please see details under that listing.

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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