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The Olive Farm

The Olive Farm
  • Author(s): Carol Drinkwater
  • Location(s): Le Cannet, Provence
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Modern

“All my life, I have dreamed of acquiring a crumbling, shabby-chic house overlooking the sea. In my mind’s eye, I have pictured a corner of paradise where friends can gather to swim, relax, debate, eat fresh fruits picked directly...

The St. Tropez Lonely Hearts Club

The St. Tropez Lonely Hearts Club
  • Author(s): Joan Collins
  • Location(s): St Tropez
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): Modern

Contessa Carlotta di Ponti, stunningly beautiful and filthy rich, has finally escaped her abusive marriage and is looking to find true love in St. Tropez. The party season kicks off with a spectacular bash at billionaire Harry Silver’s palatial...

The Winner Stands Alone

The Winner Stands Alone
  • Author(s): Paulo Coelho
  • Location(s): Cannes
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

The Winner Stands Alone is the enthralling new novel by the incomparable Paulo Coelho. The story is set during the Cannes International Film Festival and the entire action plays out over 24 hours. Igor is a wealthy Russian businessman....

There’s Something About St Tropez

There’s Something About St Tropez
  • Author(s): Elizabeth Adler
  • Location(s): St Tropez
  • Genre(s): Romance
  • Era(s): Modern

Sunny Alvarez’s life is looking decidedly bleak. For what seems like the umpteenth time, her perennial fiance, TV celebrity detective Mac Reilly, has postponed their wedding in favor of a demanding case. Tired of playing second banana to Mac’s...

A Nice Cup of Tea

A Nice Cup of Tea
  • Author(s): Celia Imrie
  • Location(s): French Riviera (Cote d'Azur)
  • Genre(s): RomCom
  • Era(s): Contemporary

The beautiful town of Bellevue-sur-Mer, tucked between glitzy Monte Carlo and the plush red carpets of Cannes, is home to Theresa, Carol, William, Benjamin and Sally: five retired expats who have pooled their resources to set up La Mosaïque,...

A Season of Surprises at the Villa des Violettes

A Season of Surprises at the Villa des Violettes
  • Author(s): Patricia Sands
  • Location(s): French Riviera (Cote d'Azur), Corsica, Provence
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Current

The Love in Provence characters are celebrating a glorious spring on the Côte d’Azur. There are sweet-smelling blossoms, buds bursting into bloom, explosions of golden mimosa, dazzling sunshine, a shimmering sea … and a worrying disappearance! A hidden past...

Akin

Akin
  • Author(s): Emma Donoghue
  • Location(s): Nice
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Noah is only days away from his first trip back to Nice since he was a child when a social worker calls looking for a temporary home for Michael, his eleven-year-old great-nephew. Though he has never met the boy,...

Along the Infinite Sea

Along the Infinite Sea
  • Author(s): Beatriz Williams
  • Location(s): Florida, French Riviera (Cote d'Azur)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1960s/1930s

Decadent and evocative storytelling at its very best., by NEW YORK TIMES bestseller, Beatriz Williams 1966, Florida Pepper Schuyler is the kind of woman society loves and loves to talk about – a dazzling being who men watch across...

Bonjour tristesse

Bonjour tristesse
  • Author(s): Françoise Sagan
  • Location(s): French Riviera (Cote d'Azur)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1950s

Bonjour Tristesse tells the story of Cécile, who leads a carefree life with her widowed father and his young mistresses until, one hot summer on the Riviera, he decides to remarry – with devastating consequences.

Cooking for Picasso

Cooking for Picasso
  • Author(s): Camille Aubray
  • Location(s): Juan-les-Pins, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1930s, present

“A tasty blend of romance, mystery, and French cooking.”–Margaret Atwood, via Twitter The French Riviera, spring 1936: It’s off-season in the lovely seaside village of Juan-les-Pins, where seventeen-year-old Ondine cooks with her mother in the kitchen of their family-owned...

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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