Author of “Nor the Years Condemn”, Justin Sheedy, doing In-Store Event at Dymocks North Sydney, Friday 24 August.
I will be doing an In-Store Event for my book “Nor the Years Condemn” at Dymocks North Sydney this Friday 24th of August. From about 8am, ALL DAY or ‘While Stocks Last’. (Weather permitting – if it’s rainy, event will be rescheduled.) Please do come and say hello, and maybe pick up a fairly decent Fathers’ Day present – signed by me with personal dedication to your dear Dad, or just to You. And my most Eminent thanks to the excellent Collette McGrath for posting her below Facebook response to the above news…
If you’re in the North Sydney neighbourhood this Friday, do stop in to Dymocks Bookstore – Purveyors of Finest Australian Literature – for a copy of Justin Sheedy’s utterly fabulous book “Nor The Years Condemn”, autographed personally at his in-store soiree. White Tie and Tails and Pink G & T’s as far as the eye can see. Seriously, the book is wonderful, and so is Justin. Do yourself a favour!
So what’s “Nor the Years Condemn” all about? Please see below for the recent Dymocks write-up on the book…
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.
So there you go, folks. I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible this Friday 24th of August at Dymocks North Sydney, halfway down the Mount Street Mall off the Pacific Hwy, right in the centre of the lunch and cafe area for the thriving office area of North Sydney.