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Happy Publication Day: High Heels and Beetle Crushers, a Womanist Cold War Memoir by Jackie Skingley

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I would like to wish a very happy publication day to Jackie Skingley! Jackie was a member of the Women’s Royal Army Corps. Today Skingley has published her book High Heels and Beetle Crushes. I have not had the opportunity to read her book yet, but I am adding it to my “to be read list.” Skingley’s book is a compelling memoir of post-war Britain and her experience there as a woman in the armed forces. I am particularly interested in reading this book because I enjoy reading about strong female leaders who aren’t afraid to chase their dreams. The world needs more women who lead, and Skingley’s story is an important piece of modern history.

About the Book

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Title: High Heels & Beetle Crushers: The Life, Losses, and Loves of an Officer and Lady 

A compelling memoir of post-war Britain. Jackie Skingley grew up with limited career choices but joining the Women’s Royal Army Corps offered her a different life, living and working in a military world, against the backdrop of the Cold War. Packed full of stories reflecting the changing sexual attitudes prior to the arrival of the pill and the sexual revolution of the mid 60s, Skingley’s memoir denotes a shift in the political and social fabric of the era. Follow her relationships with the men in her life from finding her first true love, which through a cruel act of fate was denied her, to embarking on a path of recovery.

Get Your Copy! 

UK – UK Readers, get your copy HERE! 

US – US Readers, get your copy HERE! 

About Jackie Skingley 

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For Jackie Skingley, adventure has been her quest since childhood. Life with the British army allowed Jackie to live all over the world and gain huge appreciation for different cultures and customs. Since 1999, Jackie and her husband have lived in the Charente region of South West France where Reiki, jewellery making, painting and mosaics, as well as writing keep her fully occupied. Member of the Charente Creative Writing Group, mother and grandmother.

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To celebrate the publication of High Heels and Beetle Crushers, the author (not me) is giving away two paperback copies of the book! 

To enter to receive a free copy of the book, High Heels and Beetle Crushers, please click the following link:

*Terms and Conditions –UK & USA entries welcome.  Please enter using the Rafflecopter box below.  The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then Rachel’s Random Resources reserves the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over.  Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will passed to the giveaway organiser and used only for fulfillment of the prize, after which time Rachel’s Random Resources will delete the data.  I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize.


Thank you to Rachel from Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me to take part in this blog tour!


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