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GIVEAWAY! – a copy of “Three Women” by Lisa Taddeo plus a Marco Polo journal

28th June 2020

WIN a copy of “Three Women” by Lisa Taddeo PLUS a Marco Polo journal!

Three Women by Lisa Taddeo is the study of the lives of three women in Rhode Island, North Dakota and Indiana.

a copy of "Three Women" by Lisa Taddeo plus a Marco Polo journal

The book plus the Marco Polo ‘write in’ travel journal

All Lina wanted was to be desired. How did she end up in a marriage with two children and a husband who wouldn’t touch her?

All Maggie wanted was to be understood. How did she end up in a relationship with her teacher and then in court, a hated pariah in her small town?

All Sloane wanted was to be admired. How did she end up a sexual object of men, including her husband, who liked to watch her have sex with other men and women?

Three Women is a record of unmet needs, unspoken thoughts, disappointments, hopes and unrelenting obsessions.

Read our review here!

If you are comfortable with scenes of a sexual nature – and reading this will not make you a prurient voyeur – then I think it is a compelling read. In a Guardian interview 28.2.20, author Marian Keyes says “At the moment, I’m giving every woman I’ve ever met Three Women by Lisa Taddeo. To read women articulating their sexual desire in such an honest, carnal way is refreshing and empowering”. 


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  2. Tell us in the comments below which book you would give to every person you know, if you had the chance (like Marian Keyes just above)! Do this by midnight, Saturday 11th July and the first name out of the hat is the winner! It’s an international giveaway. GOOD LUCK!

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  1. User: tripfiction

    Posted on: 15/07/2020 at 10:57 am

    We have a winner!



  2. User: Mrs Reader

    Posted on: 11/07/2020 at 4:31 pm

    Just My Luck by Adele Parks If you think doing the lottery with friends then winning will change your life forever, then you have to read & buy Just My Luck.


  3. User: angep1969

    Posted on: 08/07/2020 at 10:02 pm

    Oooo I’d have to say The Good Doctor of Warsaw by Elisabeth Gifford. A take on the Holocaust that I’d never seen before and which moved me to tears


  4. User: TFlibby

    Posted on: 06/07/2020 at 7:04 am

    I would give everyone the fantastic The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin.


  5. User: Tess P

    Posted on: 04/07/2020 at 5:23 pm

    Excellent Women by Barbara Pym. A novel where almost nothing happens, but everything happens.


  6. User: Teresa S

    Posted on: 04/07/2020 at 7:45 am

    I’d give Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, my favourite book since 1993 and the one I’ve re-read the most times.


  7. User: ALYSON

    Posted on: 02/07/2020 at 4:30 pm

    Any novel by Joy Ellis.


  8. User: linby

    Posted on: 01/07/2020 at 9:13 am

    I would give everyone a copy of The Cat and the City a wonderful book set in Tokyo.


  9. User: lindarumsey

    Posted on: 30/06/2020 at 2:40 pm

    Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, such a wonderful story teller.


  10. User: Susan Gilley

    Posted on: 30/06/2020 at 7:20 am

    Three Women draw:
    I would pass round The Giver of Stars by JoJo Moyes to every woman I know. It gives a real insight into the importance of education for all.


  11. User: Penny-sue Wolfe

    Posted on: 30/06/2020 at 6:54 am

    I would give everyone a copy of The house without windows by Barbara Newhall Follett as it is simply beautiful


  12. User: Barbara Khan

    Posted on: 29/06/2020 at 3:13 pm

    I would give Rebecca. That’s a book that just never gets old.


  13. User: Lisa

    Posted on: 29/06/2020 at 12:53 pm

    That’s a difficult question to answer but I would say “The Talented Mr. Ripley” by Patricia Highsmith as I like crime fiction and it’s a classic.


  14. User: lapsapchung

    Posted on: 29/06/2020 at 6:06 am

    The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, because I know if they don’t love it we can’t be friends.


  15. User: lapsapchung

    Posted on: 29/06/2020 at 6:05 am

    The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, because I know if they don’t love it we can’t be friends!


  16. User: 13rebecca13

    Posted on: 29/06/2020 at 12:05 am

    No Further Questions by Gillian McAllister. An absolutely fantastic book that I recommend to everyone!


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  17. User: jnalpath

    Posted on: 28/06/2020 at 10:37 pm

    I always recommend Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. Thanks for the chance!


  18. User: Jess D

    Posted on: 28/06/2020 at 10:34 pm

    I always recommend Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. Thanks for the chance!


  19. User: Judy Smith

    Posted on: 28/06/2020 at 10:23 pm

    Lady chatterleys lover

    D H Lawrence

    Great book for any woman


  20. User: Lesley Morton-Evans

    Posted on: 28/06/2020 at 9:32 pm

    I would give the book A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini. The most thought provoking novel I’ve ever read. I recommend it to everyone and advise having a large box of tissues nearby and to count their blessings.


  21. User: philatel

    Posted on: 28/06/2020 at 9:07 pm

    I’ve recently read Relish – Prue Leith – I hadn’t realised what an interesting life she has led. I really enjoyed reading it.


  22. User: Felicity Grace Terry

    Posted on: 28/06/2020 at 8:44 pm

    Mitch Albon’s The Five People You Meet In Heaven


  23. User: Janine Phillips

    Posted on: 28/06/2020 at 7:07 pm

    A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini x


  24. User: sararose

    Posted on: 28/06/2020 at 7:03 pm

    ” The Little Paris Bookshop” by Nina George is a book I discovered and read during lockdown. I have already lent my copy to my son and granddaughter . She has just graduated with a first in creative writing so should appreciate the magic! I have talked about it to everyone I have spoken to recently on the phone and will select Nina George as an author to read in my book group when we meet again.


  25. User: MIriam Smith

    Posted on: 28/06/2020 at 6:02 pm

    A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, because the true nature of Christmas is often forgotten and it’s such a heartwarming story.


  26. User: Sara Ainsworth

    Posted on: 28/06/2020 at 5:59 pm

    I always recommend The Kite Runner to everyone who loves to read.


  27. User: Tina

    Posted on: 28/06/2020 at 5:55 pm

    ‘Humans’, by Matt Haig. A perceptive, funny and heart-warming book.


  28. User: Claire Harris

    Posted on: 28/06/2020 at 5:41 pm

    Oh my goodness, so many wonderful books out there, where would you start?
    But, as I am reading a book of his at the moment, & because I often recommend it, I would say Bryce Courtenay’s The Power of One.
    A semi-autobiographical account of Courtenay’s tough childhood growing up in South Africa & how he got through with support from his black boxing coach, it is so inspirational!


  29. User: Andrea Hedgcock

    Posted on: 28/06/2020 at 5:28 pm

    I would give The Fire Sermon Trilogy by Francesca Haig.


  30. User: Rachel Hall

    Posted on: 28/06/2020 at 5:10 pm

    The book I would give to every woman I know is “In At The Deep End“ by Kate Davies. It would demystify lesbian relationships and what exactly happens in (and out) of the bedroom.


  31. User: Susan Lacey

    Posted on: 28/06/2020 at 5:09 pm

    Mornings in Jenin by Susan Abulhawa – not only does it tell the Palestinian story, it is a story of family, love and friendship.


  32. User: Julie ryan

    Posted on: 28/06/2020 at 5:05 pm

    The beekeeper of Aleppo – everyone should read it.


  33. User: Jessica Norrie

    Posted on: 28/06/2020 at 4:43 pm

    The book I’d give everyone I know? Shirley Jackson – We Have Always Lived in the castle. Funny, moving, beautifully written.


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