The heart of the place

  • Book: The Drago Tree
  • Location: Lanzarote
  • Author: Isobel Blackthorn

Review Author: kathryn



I had not heard of the island of Lanzarote before I picked up this book but I was transported to a place both fragile and enduring. Ann Salter goes there to escape her life. She is also a bit fragile. She falls in love with the island and draws strength from its landscapes. Beautifully written this book gets to the heart of the woman and the island.

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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