DYMOCKS Bookstores GO LIVE with Online Write-Up for “Nor the Years Condemn” by Justin Sheedy
I’m thoroughly delighted to see that Dymocks Bookstores have posted their write-up for my latest book, Nor the Years Condemn, on their retail website. The book is now available on the shelves of Dymocks, George St, Sydney (with more stores to follow soon), and is also orderable from their website from anywhere in the World. Dymocks online write-up for Nor the Years Condemn as follows…
At the beginning of World War II, Britain was in the deepest trouble imaginable. 5 minutes flying time away crouched a monster. Alone against it, Britain called out to her Empire. For pilots. From all corners of that Empire, they volunteered. Only the best & brightest were chosen. Australian Daniel Quinn was one of these young men who came to fly against the monster. They had a 1-in-3 chance of survival.
“Nor the Years Condemn” is based on the true story of the young Australians who flew Spitfires against the all-conquering might of Nazi Germany. In their late teens and early-20s, for the job at hand they had to be the ‘shining ones’, rendering the death of so many of them doubly heart-rending for the reader. Daniel Quinn, flanked by the often hilarious young men of his elite ilk, leaves his peacetime life behind to fight tyranny in this portrait of doomed, brilliant youth.
With in-the-cockpit flying sequences that readers have described as ‘cinematic’, “Nor the Years Condemn” is also a story of the mothers cursed to relinquish their wonderful sons to war, of first love, of strategic deception and betrayal, of brotherhood and once-in-a-lifetime friendship on a knife’s edge. It is a story of shining young men destined never to become old, and of those who do: the survivors ‘condemned by the years’, and to their memory of friends who remain forever young.
My warmest thanks to Dymocks, especially to Book-Buyer, Ben Garland, at Dymocks George St, Sydney, who made the whole thing possible. — Justin Sheedy 2012.