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Lunch in Paris

Lunch in Paris
  • Author(s): Elizabeth Bard
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Gastro
  • Era(s): Modern

The author moves to Paris and this is the story of her acclimatisation, and integrations into Parisian culture. The moving, sometimes funny and often heartening text is interspersed with delicious looking recipes.

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The Curious Charms Of Arthur Pepper

The Curious Charms Of Arthur Pepper
  • Author(s): Phaedra Patrick
  • Location(s): England, Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Having been married for over 40 years, 69-year-old Arthur Pepper is mourning the loss of his wife. On the anniversary of her death, he finally musters the courage to go through her possessions, and happens upon a charm bracelet...

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Murder in Montmartre

Murder in Montmartre
  • Author(s): Cara Black
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Mystery
  • Era(s): Modern

Aimée’s childhood friend, Laure, is a policewoman. Her partner, Jacques, has set up a meeting in Montmartre with an informer. When Laure goes along as backup, Jacques is lured to a rooftop, where he is shot to death. Laure’s...

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Perfume

Perfume
  • Author(s): Patrick Suskind
  • Location(s): Paris, The South of France (Le Midi)
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): Mid 1700s

Survivor, genius, perfumer, killer: this is Jean-Baptiste Grenouille. He is abandoned on the filthy streets of Paris as a child, but grows up to discover he has an extraordinary gift: a sense of smell more powerful than any other...

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Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald

Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald
  • Author(s): Therese Anne Fowler
  • Location(s): France, French Riviera (Cote d'Azur), New York City (NYC), Paris, United States (USA)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): First half 20th century

When beautiful, reckless Southern belle Zelda Sayre meets F. Scott Fitzgerald at a country club dance in 1918, she is seventeen and he is a young army lieutenant. Before long, Zelda has fallen for him, even though Scott isn’t...

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The Confectioner’s Tale

The Confectioner’s Tale
  • Author(s): Laura Madeleine
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Historical, Romance
  • Era(s): Early 1900s and 1980s

At the famous Patisserie Clermont in Paris, 1909, a chance encounter with the owner’s daughter has given one young man a glimpse into a life he never knew existed: of sweet cream and melted chocolate, golden caramel and powdered...

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The Lying-Down Room

The Lying-Down Room
  • Author(s): Anna Jaquiery
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Modern

Paris; in the stifling August heat, Commandant Serge Morel is called to a disturbing crime scene. An elderly woman has been murdered to the soundtrack of Faure’s Requiem, her body then grotesquely displayed. At first this strange case seems...

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These Dividing Walls

These Dividing Walls
  • Author(s): Fran Cooper
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

In a forgotten corner of Paris stands a building. Within its walls, people talk and kiss, laugh and cry; some are glad to sit alone, while others wish they did not. A woman with silver-blonde hair opens her bookshop...

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A Girl Called Flotsam

A Girl Called Flotsam
  • Author(s): John Tagholm
  • Location(s): London, Marseilles, Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

For fans of Sebastian Faulks, Joanne Harris and William Boyd. Beatrice Palmentier is 36, an award-winning director. And discontent. She is about to make a documentary on world-famous restaurateur Joseph Troumeg, when the discovery of a skull on the...

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A Man’s Head

A Man’s Head
  • Author(s): Georges Simenon
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): 1930s/1940s

Set in the in the atmospheric and squalid streets of Paris, Maigret sets out to prove the innocence of a man condemned to death for a brutal murder. In another one of Maigret’s unconventional and audacious plans, he arranges...

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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