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SPITIFRE TALE BROUGHT TO LIFE
By Caryn Metcalfe, North Shore Times, Thursday, November 24, 2016
THE tale of a north shore Spitfire pilot has come to its epic conclusion with the release of Justin Sheedy’s third World War II novel. No Greater Love is the last book in a trilogy about Daniel Quinn, ex St Aloysius College student who becomes an “Empire Boy” at the RAAF base at Bradfield Park in East Lindfield. Sheedy, 48, of Glebe, based his story on the north shore due to both historical and family connections.
“My grandmother was the north shore identity who personally organised the lady typing pool for the Empire Air Training Scheme base at Bradfield Park,” he said. “Drawn from the Roseville Tennis Club, they did all the admin work on a voluntary basis for the duration of the war.”
Sheedy’s paternal grandfather was the station master of Roseville station, where the soon-to-be pilots and aircrew from Bradfield Park, known as Empire Boys, departed for their overseas service. Sheedy said his father, who grew up in West Lindfield, would have been a perfect Empire Boy except for one thing. “Because my grandmother had my father in 1932, instead of 1922 as most women her age did, he avoided being picked,” he said. “From the streets of the north shore the best and brightest of the boys were picked to become Spitfire pilots. One of my missions is to bring alive that historical truth of the peaceful north shore.”
No Greater Love is available at Dymocks Chatswood, The Constant Reader at Crows Nest and Berkelouw Books at Hornsby. Sheedy will be doing a book signing at Westfield Chatswood, level 3, 1 Anderson St, at 5pm today.
REVIEWS OF SHEEDY’S LATEST RELEASE, “NO GREATER LOVE” HERE
“No Greater Love” and all titles in Justin Sheedy’s “Nor the Years Condemn” trilogy available NOW for UK readers in ebook & print-on-demand paperback format from Waterstones Online, also Amazon UK, for U.S. readers via Amazon and Barnes & Noble Online, for Australian readers on Dymocks bookstore shelves and online, Gleebooks, Abbeys Books, Readings Carlton, Berkelouw Books, and via all good bookstores. Also internationally available via The Book Depository with FREE SHIPPING.