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All Creatures Great and Small: “If Only They Could Talk” and “It Shouldn’t Happen to a Vet”

All Creatures Great and Small: “If Only They Could Talk” and “It Shouldn’t Happen to a Vet”
  • Author(s): James Herriot
  • Location(s): Yorkshire
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Humour
  • Era(s): 1930s

This is the rural landscape of North Yorkshire. The life of a vet in the 1930s, beautifully written and a classic of its time.

All My Mothers

All My Mothers
  • Author(s): Joanna Glen
  • Location(s): Córdoba
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

MEET EVA MARTÍNEZ-GREEN, AN ONLY CHILD FULL OF QUESTIONS ABOUT HER BEGINNINGS. But between her emotionally absent mother and her physically absent father, there is nobody to answer them. So Eva begins a journey to find these answers for...

An Act of Love

An Act of Love
  • Author(s): Carol Drinkwater
  • Location(s): Alpes-Maritimes
  • Genre(s): Coming of Age, Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1943 WW2

France, 1943. Forced to flee war ravaged Poland, Sara and her parents are offered refuge in a beautiful but dilapidated house in the French Alps. It seems the perfect hideaway, despite haunting traces of the previous occupants who left...

An Almond for a Parrot

An Almond for a Parrot
  • Author(s): Wray Delaney
  • Location(s): London
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction
  • Era(s): 18th Century

London, 1756: In Newgate prison, Tully Truegood awaits trial. Her fate hanging in the balance, she tells her life-story. It’s a tale that takes her from skivvy in the back streets of London, to conjuror’s assistant, to celebrated courtesan...

An American In Paris

An American In Paris
  • Author(s): Siobhan Curham
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): World War II

Walking through Montmartre that morning was like the eerie calm right before a storm. The roads were deserted. We carried on, arm in arm, and then finally, we saw them. Columns and columns of soldiers, spreading through the streets...

An Italian Affair

An Italian Affair
  • Author(s): Caroline Montague
  • Location(s): Tuscany
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): WW2 onwards

Italy, 1937. Alessandra Durante is grieving the loss of her husband when she discovers she has inherited her ancestral family seat, Villa Durante, deep in the Tuscan Hills. Longing for a new start, she moves from her home in...

An Italian Education

An Italian Education
  • Author(s): Tim Parks
  • Location(s): Veneto
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Adventure
  • Era(s): Modern

How does an Italian become Italian? Or an Englishman English, for that matter? Are foreigners born, or made? In An Italian Education Tim Parks focuses on his own young children in the small village near Verona where he lives,...

An Officer and a Spy

An Officer and a Spy
  • Author(s): Robert Harris
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Historical, Thriller
  • Era(s): 1890s

IN THE HUNT FOR A SPY, HE EXPOSED A CONSPIRACY. The winner of the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2014, this is a gripping historical thriller from Robert Harris – Sunday Times bestselling author of Fatherland and The Ghost. Paris, 1895: an army officer,...

An Unrestored Woman

An Unrestored Woman
  • Author(s): Shobha Rao
  • Location(s): India
  • Genre(s): Short Stories
  • Era(s): Post 1947

In An Unrestored Woman, the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947 cuts a jagged path through the lives of ordinary women and men, leaving ripples of sorrow through time and space. Each couplet of stories spans the Indian subcontinent,...

And the Show Went On

And the Show Went On
  • Author(s): Alan Riding
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Nonfiction
  • Era(s): WW2

In June 1940, Paris fell to the Nazis who made the world’s cultural capital their favourite entertainment ground. Music halls and cabarets thrived during the occupation, providing plenty of work for actors, singers and musicians – except for Jews....

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Enter the 2021TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

Judges include Victoria Hislop and Rosanna Ley

First Prize of £1,000 / US$1,350

Prizes total £1,750 / US$2,362 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 6th November 2021