Troubador The Seventh Train

Released: 28/04/2019

ISBN: 9781789018936

eISBN: 9781838599096

Format: Paperback/eBook

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The Seventh Train


“Ingenious, great fun, and wholly original” - Fay Weldon CBE, on The Seventh Train

What if you can’t stand where you are because there’s nothing there? What if you don’t want to end up anywhere else in case that’s empty too? When life has lost its road map, sometimes the only way to get back on track is to get back on the rails.

The Seventh Train is a ride - a ‘road movie’ on the railways. It’s a journey that Elizabeth invented; the only original thought she has ever had in her previously uneventful life. Unbeknown to her, she is not travelling alone. If only she’d pretended that the spare seat was taken.

With a wonderfully eclectic cast of characters, The Seventh Train takes its passengers on a journey from the tragic to the strange, arriving finally at hope. By turns heart-breaking, thought-provoking and hilarious, this tale is a life-affirming exploration of the human spirit via the British railway timetable! 

OFFICIAL BOOK LAUNCH for THE SEVENTH TRAIN will be on Wednesday 22nd of May at Waterstones, Bury St Edmunds (Buttermarket branch) from 6pm. More details available on the Waterstones website under 'Events'.

'Sleeping Through War' has been awarded a 'CHILL WITH A BOOK READERS' AWARD' (5th May 2018)

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Jackie Carreira

Jackie Carreira is a writer, designer, musician and co-founder of QuirkHouse Theatre Company. British-born of Portuguese parents, she grew up in East London and lived in Lisbon briefly as a child. After travelling the world playing music for several years, she hung up her bass guitar and picked up a pen. She's been writing ever since and twice been a winner of the Kenneth Branagh Award for New Drama. Some of her plays are available online via If Jackie could have another life, she would be a full-time philosopher and get paid to ask questions all day. This is her first novel.

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