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Author Justin Sheedy Guest on The John Laws Show 10am Friday 9 November re his latest book, “Nor the Years Condemn”

4 November 2012

For author Justin Sheedy it is a delight and a privilege that he will be the studio guest of the iconic John Laws on Laws’s radio show on 2SM Friday 9 November from 10am.  Sheedy will be talking with Laws re his latest book “Nor the Years Condemn” on the eve of his Remembrance Day weekend in-store book-signing event for it at Dymocks George Street Sydney from 9am Saturday 10 November.  The show streams live online – CLICK HERE TO LISTEN (Audio Highlights Daily Show 9th Nov – interview starts at 41:4) – and is also broadcast on 45 RADIO STATIONS nationally.  For full details of Sheedy’s book and in-store event, see below.

The symbol of Remembrance Day is the Red Poppy.  It is also the symbol of Justin Sheedy’s latest book, “Nor the Years Condemn”.  This Remembrance Day weekend, Sheedy will be signing copies of “Nor the Years Condemn” at Dymocks George Street Sydney, flagship store of the great Dymocks Books chain of stores, a surviving icon and national treasure of Australian literary and popular culture.  The timing is perfect as Sheedy’s latest book is a ripping historical novel based on the true and till now untold ‘Remembrance’ story of the young Australians who flew Spitfires against Nazi Germany in World War II.

Justin Sheedy with John Laws

Justin Sheedy with John Laws


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.

If Australians think that their nation had its baptism of fire at Gallipoli or in the hell of the trenches of the Western Front, in “Nor the Years Condemn they will discover a key and formative chapter of their history as yet untold.  It is a story that will make them even prouder to be Australians.  This Remembrance Day weekend, think Red Poppies.  Think “Nor the Years Condemn” by Justin Sheedy.  Come and meet the author for your signed copy at Dymocks George St Sydney.

Justin Sheedy pic by Emmy Etie

Justin Sheedy pic by Emmy Etie

“Nor the Years Condemn” has just been accepted by the Australian War Memorial for stocking on their bookstores shelves and has received the most amazing reader reviews & press reviews since publication in early 2012.

Event Date: Saturday 10 November, 2012
Time: 9am – 5pm or while stocks last
Venue: Dymocks George St, 424 – 430 George St, Sydney
Cost: Free!
Bookings/Enquiries: 9230 9013 or

"The Last Post" will be played by TrumPeter

“The Last Post” will be played by TrumPeter

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