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The Paris Diversion

The Paris Diversion
  • Author(s): Chris Pavone
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Kate Moore – a mother with an interesting past – is living the quiet life in another European city, or trying to. On her way to drop her children off at school in the city centre, the cafes and...

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The Paris Effect

The Paris Effect
  • Author(s): K S R Burns
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

A young woman ups and leaves for Paris, to fulfill a life long dream of visiting there, and to honor the memory of her best friend. Unfortunately, she doesn’t tell her husband she is going, and this unleashes a...

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The Paris Girl

The Paris Girl
  • Author(s): Natalie Meg Evans
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1920s

Paris, 1920s. Tatiana Vytenis has worked hard to leave her past behind. Once a ruined Russian princess in hiding, she is now a sought-after model and engaged to Gérard de Sainte-Vierge – a handsome, if occasionally overbearing, aristocrat. With...

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The Paris Library

The Paris Library
  • Author(s): Janet Skeslien Charles
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): WW2

Based on the true World War II story of the heroic librarians at the American Library in Paris, this is the unforgettable story of romance, friendship, family, and the power of literature to bring us together. PARIS, 1939 Odile...

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The Parisians

The Parisians
  • Author(s): Marius Gabriel
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Historical
  • Era(s): WW2

Paris, 1940. The Nazis have occupied the city­—and the Ritz. The opulent old hotel, so loved by Parisians, is now full of swaggering officers, their minions and their mistresses. For American Olivia Olsen, working as a chambermaid at the...

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The Prague Cemetery

The Prague Cemetery
  • Author(s): Umberto Eco
  • Location(s): Paris, Prague, Turin (Torino)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Late 1890s

An epicurean book with a vile protagonist, Simonini interwoven with historical threads right up to the beginnings of the Third Reich.

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The Queen of Paris: A Novel of Coco Chanel

The Queen of Paris: A Novel of Coco Chanel
  • Author(s): Pamela Binnings Ewen
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): World War II

Legendary fashion designer Coco Chanel is revered for her sophisticated style—the iconic little black dress—and famed for her intoxicating perfume Chanel No. 5. Yet behind the public persona is a complicated woman of intrigue, shadowed by mysterious rumors. The...

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The red notebook

The red notebook
  • Author(s): Antoine Laurain
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Bookseller Laurent Letellier comes across an abandoned handbag on a Parisian street, and feels impelled to return it to its owner. The bag contains no money, phone or contact information. But a small red notebook with handwritten thoughts and...

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The Room on Rue Amélie

The Room on Rue Amélie
  • Author(s): Kristin Harmel
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): WW2

When Ruby first marries the dashing Frenchman she meets in a coffee shop, she pictures a life strolling arm in arm along French boulevards, awash in the golden afternoon light. But it’s 1938, and war is looming on the...

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The Savior of 6th Street

The Savior of 6th Street
  • Author(s): Orlando Ortega-Medina
  • Location(s): Los Angeles, New York City (NYC), Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1980s

Deserted by his father at the age of four and raised by his voodoo queen mother on the fringes of Skid Row, Los Angeles street artist Virgilio Santos believes it his mission to save the down-and-outers in his neighborhood....

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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

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Cash prizes totalling £500 / $600 

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Entries close 15th November 2020