Australia Day In-Store Author Event! Justin Sheedy at Dymocks Bondi Junction, Saturday 26 January, 2013
This Australia Day rising Sydney author Justin Sheedy will be signing copies of his latest book, “Nor the Years Condemn”, at Dymocks Bondi Junction. The timing for the event is perfect as “Nor the Years Condemn” is a ripping historical novel based on the true and till now untold story of the young Australians who, in World War II, crossed the planet to fly Spitfires against Nazi Germany. In their late teens and early-20s, out of simple necessity for the job at hand they were the best & brightest of a generation – the loss of so many such exceptional youths rendering “Nor the Years Condemn” the truly heart-rending read that it is.
Since publication, “Nor the Years Condemn” has been received by readers as a classic portrait of the Australian national character as it so often shines in time of war. Sheedy’s inspiration to write it was to tell an Australian story of Gallipoli magnitude yet of which, by contrast to their Gallipoli story, most Australians are unaware: A story in the great ANZAC tradition of young people from a young nation looking after each other in the midst of the worst situation imaginable yet, by contrast to the Gallipoli story, not one of heroic defeat but of stunning victory, albeit at tragic cost. “Nor the Years Condemn” brings to life the saga of the ‘first-time Aussie backpackers’ who stood up, volunteered and flew as Australians against the evil incarnate of Nazi Germany and did so much, and so brilliantly, to defeat it – and defeat it they did.
With in-the-cockpit flying sequences that readers have described as ‘brilliant’ and ‘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. In 2012 Sheedy broke Dymocks in-store event sales records – no doubt due to his passion to tell a Great Australian Story. For that’s what “Nor the Years Condemn” is: A story that, when Australians read it, will make them even prouder of who they are.
Date: Saturday 26 January, 2013
Time: From 10am all day or while stocks last
Venue: Dymocks Bondi Junction, Shop 5051 Westfield Bondi Junction, 500 Oxford Street, Bondi Junction
Bookings/Enquiries: (02) 9387 7622 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Daniel Quinn was 20.
Rugby star. Law student. Loving son and brother.
He would leave his normal life behind to stop a monster.
He would fly a Spitfire.
On his wing, the best and brightest of a generation.
They had a 1 in 3 chance of survival.
NOR THE YEARS CONDEMN
is their story.
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