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LOCKS: A Story Based on True Events is going on tour with Rachel's Random Resources, if you wish to participate please contact me on with your name, blog name and preferred post type.

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LOCKS: A Story Based on True Events by Ashleigh Nugent

Genre: Literary Memoir

Tour Dates: 5th - 11th February 2021

Publication Date: September 2020

Formats available: Kindle Copy, PDF and Paperbacks

Standalone Novel

Estimated Page Count - 333

Author Content Warning: LOCKS has racial epithets and offensive language. It is a book about racism in the 80s / 90s, and the characters use the language that was used at the time.

Types of post available: Reviews, extracts, guest posts and Q&As

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“1993 was the year that Stephen Lawrence got murdered by racists, and I became an angry Black lad with a ‘chip on his shoulder’.”

Aeon is a mixed-race teenager from an English suburb. He is desperate to be understand the Black identity foisted on him by racist police, teachers, and ‘friends’. For want of Black role models, Aeon has immersed himself in gangsta rap, he’s trying to grow dreadlocks, and he’s bought himself some big red boots.

And now he’s in Jamaica.

Within days of being in Jamaica, Aeon has been mugged and stabbed, arrested and banged up.

Aeon has to fight for survival, fight for respect, and fight for his big red boots. And he has to fight for his identity because, here, Aeon is the White boy.

About Ashleigh Nugent

Ashleigh Nugent has been published in academic journals, poetry anthologies, and magazines. His latest work, LOCKS, is based on a true story: the time he spent his 17th birthday in a Jamaican detention centre. LOCKS won the 2013 Commonword Memoir Competition and has had excerpts published by Writing on the Wall and in bido lito magazine. Ashleigh’s one-man-show, based on LOCKS, has won support from SLATE / Eclipse Theatre, and won a bursary from Live Theatre, Newcastle. The show has received rave audience reviews following showings in theatres and prisons throughout the UK. Ashleigh is also a director at RiseUp CiC, where he uses his own life experience, writing, and performance to support prisoners and inspire change.

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Blog Tour Schedule

Maximum 3 stops per day.  Confirmed blogs will appear here. 

5th February

  1. PAJNewman

  2. From Under the Duvet

  3. Bertyboy123

6th February

  1. It Girl World UK

  2. Bookshortie

  3. books_on_a_hill

7th February

  1. Ceri's Little Blog

  2. @mummy_life_and_books

  3. B for bookreview

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