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Support an Australian author with his tale about Australians
When was the last time you saw the News Agency at the Airport devoid of customers? Domestic or International, doesn't matter. Have you ever felt overwhelmed to make a choice with all the recently released and best-selling books lining the bookshelves in these stores? Even the most reluctant of readers throughout the year have a tendency to bury their nose in a good book when they are travelling or on holidays.
Earlier in the year, I travelled with my daughter and found myself losing several hours daily relaxing in the sunshine and immersing myself between the pages of Nor The Years Condemn by Australian author, Justin Sheedy.
Since I found this such an enjoyable read, I repeated the behavioural pattern I had adopted since childhood, and started collecting Sheedy's other books. The second book in his war time trilogy about Australian servicemen and women flying over enemy country, Ghosts of the Empire, was an even better read.
Book number 3, No Greater Love, will be launched on Saturday, 3rd September at Dymocks, George Street store.
No Greater Love takes us back to Australian rough diamond, spitfire pilot Colin Stone whom we met in Book 1. Stoney's story takes the reader on a journey through Malta, Egypt, North Africa, Sicily, England and Europe, one hand on the throttle at all times.
Much to Sheedy's credit, he has just as many female readers as male despite the military theme of this trilogy. Obviously, an aviation tragic, the author has interwoven Australian history and military strategies with the technicalities of flight in a language that is easy to digest and non-confrontational to those of us unable to change a lightbulb. Readers can identify with his characters and I believe Kleenex shares may have risen slightly with the release of Book 2.
Sheedy is a local lad and writes a good story. He will be signing copies of No Greater Love from 10am, and note, this is the Day before Father's Day. What a great opportunity to pick up a personalised gift!
Bookings are not essential and Justin will be available for signings all day, or until all copies are sold.
You should see my Edgar Rice Burroughs, a collection of 45-year-old Tarzan paperbacks that accompany me on my travels. Mr Sheedy is not yet quite as prolific, though age is on his side.