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5 STAR REVIEW of “Nor the Years Condemn” by Justin Sheedy – Review by Stephanie Speakman, USA

17 June 2012

Another lovely Review of Nor the Years Condemn, this time by Stephanie Speakman of the USA, who purchased the book from AMAZON, where she gives the book a 5 STAR Rating


Justin Sheedy convincingly paints Sydney and London from a fighter pilot’s perspective. The story jinks like a Spitfire in Focke-Wulf’s crosshairs. An airman’s story and a love story, Nor the Years Condemn captures the essence of a time when life expectancies were short, when young men and women made the most from the moments they had as they gave their all to save the world they knew. Mateship was an unspoken assumption, and understatement a common denominator. Sheedy is totally at home in 1943; he knows the aircraft and their idiosyncrasies, the spirited thoroughbred of a Supermarine Spitfire, the unforgiving war horse of a Typhoon that could kill a pilot as easily as the enemy. He evokes blitzed London, its atmosphere of rubble, unexploded bombs, and dive-in-the-wall pubs contrasting sharply to the Sydney his protagonist, Daniel Quinn, left behind, brought to mind through family letters. An historically correct, beautifully crafted novel, Nor the Years Condemn leaves me anticipating Justin Sheedy’s next work. 5 Stars!

My most profound thanks to Stephanie Speakman.

Author Justin Sheedy

Author Justin Sheedy

Justin Sheedy, June 2012.

NOR THE YEARS CONDEMN by Justin Sheedy is available as Print-on-Demand Paperback at AMAZON and as an eBook in all eBook formats at SMASHWORDS and at all major eBook websites and DYMOCKS nationwide. AND NOW AT GLEEBOOKS, BERKELOUW BOOKS PADDINGTON & THE AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL

CLICK HERE for Latest Magazine Review of Nor the Years Condemn“AN EMOTIONAL REVIEW” – by Australian Journalist & Pilot, Kathy Mexted – AUSTRALIAN PILOT MAGAZINE – Issue June 2012.

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