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The Light of Paris

The Light of Paris
  • Author(s): Eleanor Brown
  • Location(s): Chicago, Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1990s looking back to 1920s

‘Soulfulness and emotional insight meet laugh-out-loud humour’ PAULA McLAIN, author of The Paris Wife Chicago, 1999. Madeleine is trapped – by her family’s expectations, by her controlling husband – in an unhappy marriage and a life she never wanted....

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The Little Bookshop On The Seine

The Little Bookshop On The Seine
  • Author(s): Rebecca Raisin
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Bookshop owner Sarah Smith has been offered the opportunity to exchange bookshops with her new Parisian friend for 6 months! And saying yes is a no-brainer – after all, what kind of a romantic would turn down a trip...

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The Little French Bistro

The Little French Bistro
  • Author(s): Nina George
  • Location(s): Brittany, Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction

Marianne is stuck in a loveless, unhappy marriage. After forty-one years, she has reached her limit, and one evening in Paris she decides to take action. Following a dramatic moment on the banks of the Seine, Marianne leaves her...

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The Little Perfume Shop Off The Champs-Élysées

The Little Perfume Shop Off The Champs-Élysées
  • Author(s): Rebecca Raisin
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

When Del leaves small town America to compete in a perfume competition in Paris, she thinks it is just the next step on her five-year-plan. It’s an exciting opportunity. What started out as just a dream for Del and...

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The Lost Girls Of Paris

The Lost Girls Of Paris
  • Author(s): Pam Jenoff
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Historical
  • Era(s): 1940s

1940s With the world at war, Eleanor Trigg leads a mysterious ring of female secret agents in London. Twelve of these women are sent to aid the resistance. They never return home. 1946 Passing through Grand Central Station, New...

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The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit: My Family’s Exodus from Old Cairo to the New World

The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit: My Family’s Exodus from Old Cairo to the New World
  • Author(s): Lucette Lagnado
  • Location(s): Brooklyn, Cairo, Paris
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): 1950s, 1960s

In vivid and graceful prose, Lucette Lagnado re-creates the majesty and cosmopolitan glamour of Cairo in the years between World War II and Gamal Abdel Nasser’s rise to power. Her father, Leon, was a boulevardier who conducted business on...

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The Man Who Watched Trains Go By

The Man Who Watched Trains Go By
  • Author(s): Georges Simenon
  • Location(s): Netherlands, Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Early 20th century

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The Margot Affair

The Margot Affair
  • Author(s): Sanaë Lemoine
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

French teenager Margot is the illegitimate daughter of a prominent stage actress and an influential politician. The comings and goings of their unconventional family, in a small Parisian apartment, cast her whole life under a veil of secrecy and...

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The Mona LIsa Speaks

The Mona LIsa Speaks
  • Author(s): Christopher Angel
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Mystery
  • Era(s): Modern

Brilliant & confident Robertson Ross, an outdoorsy Canadian computer expert hired to update the Louvre’s security system, falls in love with Mathilde, a classic beauty & cultured Parisian art dealer. But, when he discovers that she’s deeply in debt...

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The Mountains of Paris: How Awe and Wonder Rewrote My Life

The Mountains of Paris: How Awe and Wonder Rewrote My Life
  • Author(s): David Oates
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Travelogue
  • Era(s): 21st Century

Living in Paris for a winter and a spring and waking each morning to a view of Notre Dame, David Oates is led to revise his life story from one of trudging and occasional woe into one punctuated by...

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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