Sadie Jones

Sadie Jones

Small Wars

Sadie Jones was born in London, England, to a Jamaican-born writer and a London-born actress. Jones spent years travelling, working as a waitress and teaching English as a foreign language, before returning to London to work in various film-making roles. She then became a screenwriter, a vocation she practised for 15 years, writing for BBC television and feature films.
Her first novel, The Outcast, published in 2008, won her the Costa First Novel Award and was a finalist for the Orange Prize.
Small Wars is set on the colonial, war-torn island of Cyprus in 1956 and is the story of a young solider, Hal Treherne, and the effects of this ‘small war’ on him, his wife Clara, and their family.
The book is at once a deeply emotional, meticulously researched work of historical fiction and a profound meditation on wartime atrocities committed both on and off the battlefield.