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Non-Fiction | High Heels and Beetle Crushers | Jackie Skingley

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I’m delighted to be taking part in Rachel’s Random Resources tour spotlighting post-war memoir, High Heels and Beetle Crushers by Jackie Skingley.

There’s also a tour-wide giveaway so don’t miss it!


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.

Book cover for memoir High Heels and Beetle Crushers by Jackie Skingley

High Heels and Beetle Crushers by Jackie Skingley is published by Chronos Books and is available to purchase in paperback format.

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Giveaway to Win 2 x Paperback copies of High Heels & Beetle Crushers (Open UK / US Only) Click here to enter the giveaway.

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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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I've been blogging about my interests at Jera's Jamboree for 8+ years. My love of reading, crocheting, being out in nature and positive psychology are all things that help me unwind from my role as an Inclusion Lead in a primary school.