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Sleeping Through War is celebrating it's 18 Month Book Birthday with Rachel's Random Resources, if you wish to participate please contact me on with your name, blog name, preferred post type.  This is a one day blitz style of event to let everyone know about this amazing book.

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Sleeping Through War  by Jackie Carreira

Genre: Literary / Historical / Women’s Fiction

Tour Dates: 6th September 2019

Publication Date: March 2018

Formats available: Mobi, Epub (International) or Limited UK Paperbacks

Standalone Novel

Estimated Page Count - 235

Types of post available: Reviews, and very limited Guest Posts, and Q&As (author and blogger supplied)

Potential Trigger Warnings: Attempted suicide; suggestion of domestic violence

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The year is 1968. The world is changing. Students are protesting, civil rights are being fought and died for, nuclear bombs are being tested, and war is raging in Vietnam. For three women, life must go on as normal. For them, as it is for most ‘ordinary’ people, just to survive is an act of courage.

Rose must keep her dignity and compassion as a St Lucian nurse in 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 in three different countries. They work, they bring up children, they struggle to make ends meet while the world goes around and the papers print the news. History is written by the winners – and almost all of it has been written by men. The stories of women like these go unremarked and unwritten so often that we forget how important they are.

About Jackie Carreira

Jackie Carreira is an award-winning novelist, playwright, musician, designer, and co-founder of QuirkHouse Theatre Company. A true renaissance woman, or a Jack of All Trades? The jury’s still out on that one. She grew up in Hackney, East London, but spent part of her early childhood in Lisbon’s Old Quarter. Sleeping Through War was inspired, in part, by some of the women she met when she was young. One of her favourite places to write is the coffee shops of railway stations. Her second novel, The Seventh Train (published by Matador in 2019) was born in the café at Paddington Station. Jackie now lives in Suffolk with an actor, two cats and not enough book shelves.

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