Lead Review

  • Book: Circling the Sun
  • Location: Kenya
  • Author: Paula McLain



I was a convert to this author after reading The Paris Wife, one of my memorable favourites. So I was very pleased to see that Paula had written a new book, with an equally interesting woman at the heart of the story. And the exotic location and ambience just make this book come to life!

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Enter the 2021TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition! Entries close 6th November

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