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Unkempt Secrets from The War

Unkempt Secrets from The War
  • Author(s): Jennifer Malech
  • Location(s): London
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1930's

Living in London, England during the wake of World War II, Nel Rosenberg, a German girl, finds herself facing great opposition, especially after falling for William Beckham who is neither of her class nor race. As war continues to...

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Unscripted

Unscripted
  • Author(s): Claire Handscombe
  • Location(s): Cambridge, London, Pasadena
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 2010s

Nobody is a bigger fan of actor Thomas Cassidy than Libby is. Nobody. That’s why she’s totally going to marry him. She is going to write a novel, name the main character after Thom, and find a way to...

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Vile Bodies

Vile Bodies
  • Author(s): Evelyn Waugh
  • Location(s): London
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1920s

The Bright Young Things of 1920s Mayfair, with their paradoxical mix of innocence and sophistication, exercise their inventive minds and vile bodies in every kind of capricious escapade, whether it is promiscuity, dancing, cocktail parties or sports cars. A...

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Walking Wounded

Walking Wounded
  • Author(s): Anna Franklin Osborne
  • Location(s): London
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 20th Century

Born at the end of the First World War, a young girl struggles to find her own identity in her big family and is pushed into a stormy marriage through a terrible misunderstanding from which her pride refuses to...

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Warlight

Warlight
  • Author(s): Michael Ondaatje
  • Location(s): London
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 20th century (second half)

LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018 London, 1945. The capital is still reeling from the war. 14-year-old Nathaniel and his older sister Rachel are abandoned by their parents who leave the country on business, and are left in...

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Washington Black

Washington Black
  • Author(s): Esi Edugyan
  • Location(s): Barbados, Canada, London, Morocco
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Historical

When two English brothers take the helm of a Barbados sugar plantation, Washington Black – an eleven year-old field slave – finds himself selected as personal servant to one of these men. The eccentric Christopher ‘Titch’ Wilde is a...

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We All Fall Down

We All Fall Down
  • Author(s): Various
  • Location(s): Edinburgh, Greece, Ireland, Italy, London, Spain, Venice
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Medieval, Renaissance

Plague has no favorites. In this anthology, USA Today, international bestselling, and award-winning authors imagine a world where anyone—rich, poor, young, old—might be well in the morning and dead by sundown. Readers will follow in the footsteps of those...

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We Are All Birds of Uganda

We Are All Birds of Uganda
  • Author(s): Hafsa Zayyan
  • Location(s): London, Uganda
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1960s/Contemporary

‘You can’t stop birds from flying, can you, Sameer? They go where they will…’ 1960s UGANDA. Hasan is struggling to run his family business following the sudden death of his wife. Just as he begins to see a way...

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West End Girls

West End Girls
  • Author(s): Jenny Colgan
  • Location(s): London
  • Genre(s): Romance
  • Era(s): Modern

They may be twin sisters, but Lizzie and Penny Berry are complete opposites – Penny is blonde, thin and outrageous: Lizzie quiet, thoughtful and definitely not thin. The one trait they do share is a desire to DO something...

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What Happens at Christmas

What Happens at Christmas
  • Author(s): Evonne Wareham
  • Location(s): Brecon Beacons, London
  • Genre(s): Romance, Suspense
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Kidnapped for Christmas? Best-selling author Andrew Vitruvius knows that any publicity is good publicity. His agent tells him that often, so it must be true. In the run-up to Christmas, she excels herself – talking him into the craziest...

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Hurry, hurry! Our 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition entries close on 15th November...

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