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Sleeping Through War  by Jackie Carreira

Genre: Literary / Contemporary fiction (20th century historical fiction)

Tour Dates: 7th - 9th September 2018

Publication Date: 28th February 2018

Formats available: Mobi, Epub or Limited UK Paperbacks

Standalone Novel

Estimated Page Count - 219

Types of post available: Reviews, and limited Guest Posts, and Q&As

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Set against the backdrop of real, world-changing events, these are the stories that are forgotten in the history books.

The year is 1968 and the world is changing forever. During the month of May, students are rioting and workers are striking across the globe, civil rights are being fought and died for, nuclear bombs are being tested, there are major conflicts on every continent, and war is raging in Vietnam. Against this volatile background, three women strive to keep everything together. 

Rose must keep her dignity and compassion as a West Indian nurse in East London. Amalia must keep hoping that her son can escape their seedy life in Lisbon. And Mrs Johnson in Washington DC must keep writing to her son in Vietnam. She has no-one else to talk to. Three different women, three different countries, but all striving to survive - a courageous attitude that everybody can relate to. 

Although Sleeping Through War is a work of fiction, this somewhat hidden history attempts to humanise a few weeks in time that were so stuffed with monumental events that it’s easy to forget the people involved. The author was a child in 1968 and lived in London and Lisbon during the 1960s. She met women like these and didn’t want their voices to go unheard into the future. Readers of both history and literary fiction will enjoy this emotionally-vivid work that weaves fiction into fact.

About Jackie Carreira

Jackie Carreira is a writer, musician, designer, co-founder of QuirkHouse Theatre Company, and award-winning playwright. She mostly grew up and went to school in Hackney, East London, but spent part of her early childhood with grandparents in Lisbon's Old Quarter. Her colourful early life has greatly influenced this novel. Jackie now lives in leafy Suffolk with her actor husband, AJ Deane, two cats and too many books

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Blog Blitz Schedule

Maximum 10 stops per day.  Confirmed blogs will appear here. 

7th September

  1. A Ticket to Everywhere - Review

  2. Keeper of Pages - Review

  3.  Literary Flits - Review

  4. Over The Rainbow Book Blog -Review

  5. Jude's Bookworm Blog

  6. Mai's Musings - Review

  7. The Book Review - Review

  8. Heartshaped Bluestocking - Review

  9. Loving Life Everyday - Review

  10. Carole's Book Corner - Review

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