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Paris Spring

Paris Spring
  • Author(s): James Naughtie
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1968

Paris, April 1968. The cafes are alive with talk of revolution, but for Will Flemyng – secret servant at the British embassy – the crisis is personal. A few words from a stranger on the metro change his life....

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Secret Paris: Colouring for mindfulness

Secret Paris: Colouring for mindfulness
  • Author(s): Zoé de Las Cases
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Miscellaneous
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Wander through picturesque streets, visit quirky shops and cafes, and enjoy a uniquely French way of life in the course of these pages. As you focus on colouring in and forget the stresses of everyday life, you’ll find calm...

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Strapless

Strapless
  • Author(s): Deborah Davis
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Turn of 20th Century

The story behind the legendary John Singer Sargent painting “Madame X” that propelled the artist to international renown but condemned his subject to a life of public ridicule.

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The Black Notebook

The Black Notebook
  • Author(s): Patrick Modiano
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Novella
  • Era(s): Modern looking back to 1960s

Set in Montparnasse, Paris. A writer discovers a set of notes in his notebook and sets off on a journey through the Paris of his past, in search of the woman he loved forty years previously. Set in the...

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The Book of Lost and Found

The Book of Lost and Found
  • Author(s): Lucy Foley
  • Location(s): Corsica, London, Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Early and later 20th Century

Sweeping and heartrending – the perfect summer read for fans of Victoria Hislop and Kate Morton. In many ways my life has been rather like a record of the lost and found. Perhaps all lives are like that ....

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The Cartography of Others – Short Stories

The Cartography of Others – Short Stories
  • Author(s): Catherine McNamara
  • Location(s): Ghana, Hong Kong, Italy, London, Mali, Paris, Sydney
  • Genre(s): Short Stories
  • Era(s): Contemporary

A Japanese soprano sets sail for arid, haunted Corsica where she seeks her lost voice. A nude woman at the window of a Hong Kong hotel watches her lover dine in an adjacent building, but is her desire faltering?...

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The Dud Avocado

The Dud Avocado
  • Author(s): Elaine Dundy
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1950s

THE DUD AVOCADO gained instant cult status on first publication and remains a timeless portrait of a woman hellbent on living. It is, as the GUARDIAN observes, ‘one of the best novels about growing up fast’. Sally Jay Gorce...

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The Girl with No Shadow

The Girl with No Shadow
  • Author(s): Joanne Harris
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction

This is the same book as “The Lollipop Shoes”

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The Invisible Bridge

The Invisible Bridge
  • Author(s): Julie Orringer
  • Location(s): Budapest, Hungary, Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1940s onwards

LONGLISTED FOR THE ORANGE PRIZE FOR FICTION 2012 Paris, 1937. Andras Lévi, an architecture student, has arrived from Budapest with a scholarship, a single suitcase, and a mysterious letter he has promised to deliver to Clara Morgenstern a young...

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The Lollipop Shoes

The Lollipop Shoes
  • Author(s): Joanne Harris
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction

Following closely on the heals of Chocolat, Zozie de l’Alba enters into Vianne and Anouk’s life (now calling themselves Yanne and Annie), seemingly from nowhere and they become friends. But Zozie is not quite what she seems. With a...

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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

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