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.
Absolutely amazing and had me gripped from the first page!!
Jackie’s story was so well written and engaging that it is one of the best biography’s I have ever read! She allows the reader an insight into the Women’s Royal Army Corps, something that didn’t even clock in my head existed but through her story now I want to share it with everyone
The story is tinged with sadness but is also full of laughter and some amazing anecdotes that made me gasp, something’s only happen in books (there’s a special twist that will appeal to crime readers 😉)
I would recommend this book to so many people, those with friends and or family in the forces will resonate with Jackie, and if you normally hate biography’s, this one reads almost like a novel and will have you captured along with me!
AM 🐾 x
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.
Social Media Links – https://twitter.com/skingleyj
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