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The Tea Planter’s Bride (#2 India Tea Series)

The Tea Planter’s Bride (#2 India Tea Series)
  • Author(s): Janet MacLeod Trotter
  • Location(s): Assam, Punjab
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1920s

When Sophie is suddenly orphaned at the age of six, she is taken from her parents’ tea plantation, the only home she has ever known, to be raised halfway across the world in Scotland. As the years pass and...

The Tea Planter’s Club

The Tea Planter’s Club
  • Author(s): Ann Bennett
  • Location(s): India, Burma (Myanmar)
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction
  • Era(s): 1940s

From award-winning author Ann Bennett, comes a heart-breaking story of love and loss set in World War 2 Burma. In 1980, Edith Mayhew, proprietor of the Tea Planter’s Club in Calcutta, is preparing to sell up after years of...

THE TEA PLANTER’S DAUGHTER

THE TEA PLANTER’S DAUGHTER
  • Author(s): Janet MacLeod Trotter
  • Location(s): Assam, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Early 20th century

Lush, green, fragrant: the Indian hills of Assam are full of promise. But eighteen-year-old Clarissa Belhaven is full of worry. The family tea plantation is suffering, and so is her father, still grieving over the untimely death of his...

The Time Traveller and the Tiger

The Time Traveller and the Tiger
  • Author(s): Tania Unsworth
  • Location(s): India
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): 1940s

Face to face with the mightiest and most majestic predator in the jungle, Elsie is in awe of the tiger’s beauty. She’s on a mission to have the adventure of a lifetime, save the tiger and change the future....

The Tyre

The Tyre
  • Author(s): C J Dubois, E C Huntley
  • Location(s): Tamil Nadu
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

The Tyre tells the story of Ranji who barely manages to scrape a living gathering wood from the side of a busy road in Tamil Nadu, but accepts his lot uncomplainingly. His one and only concern is to feed...

The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters

The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters
  • Author(s): Balli Kaur Jaswal
  • Location(s): India
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern Day

British-born Punjabi sisters Rajni, Jezmeen and Shirina have never been close but when their mother died, she had only one request: that they take a pilgrimage across India to carry out her final rites. While an extended family holiday...

The Vanishing of Ruth

The Vanishing of Ruth
  • Author(s): Janet MacLeod Trotter
  • Location(s): Central Asia, Europe, India
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Mystery
  • Era(s): 1970's and present day

1976: Ruth English and her lover Marcus, go missing in Afghanistan during an overland bus trip to Kathmandu. A generation later, Ruth’s niece Amber, haunted by the disintegration of her family, determines to get at the truth of their...

The Vibe

The Vibe
  • Author(s): Rae Stewart
  • Location(s): Goa
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Late 1990s

You go to Goa for sun, sea, sand and serious prawn curry. For cheap drugs, full moon parties and a time-warped hippy vibe. To find yourself, lose yourself, chill yourself right out. But murder? Police corruption? Obsessive revenge? Maybe...

The Village by the Sea

The Village by the Sea
  • Author(s): Anita Desai
  • Location(s): South East Asia, Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): timeless

The Village by the Sea is a survival story by the novelist Anita Desai. Set in a small fishing villlage near Bombay, Lila and Hari, aged 13 and 12, struggle to keep the family, including two young sisters, going...

The Virgins

The Virgins
  • Author(s): Siddharth Tripathi
  • Location(s): Varanasi
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

How does one become a man? Three young friends are about to find out. With six unmarried sisters and a perennially drunk father, Pinku, a 19-year-old school dropout, has only one dream left: to marry the plump girl who’d...

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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