Ghosts of the Empire
To fly and fight for freedom so many came
|Format||Paperback / softback|
|Book Size||215 x 142 x 26 mm (H x W x D)|
|Imprint||New Holland Publishers|
|Subject Classification||Adventure / War & combat fiction|
Like first-time Aussie backpackers they cross the planet to save the British Empire, their job on arrival the most dangerous of the War: flying for Royal Air Force Bomber Command.
Based on a true Australian war story only being brought to life by author Justin Sheedy’s vivid historical fictions, Ghosts of the Empire is also a story of young people living life to the full while they can - in a blacked-out world where dance partners, sex and death flow in equal abundance.
Though standing on its own as the white-knuckle excitement saga that it is, Ghosts of the Empire is the much-anticipated sequel to Nor the Years Condemn , Sheedy’s highly acclaimed story of shining young men destined never to grow old. ‘Ghosts’, it is said, are the spirits of those who die violently, tragically, or when ripped from life too young. Ghosts of the Empire is their story.
Justin had his first book, Goodbye Crackernight, published in 2009, a comic memoir of growing up in 1970s Australia, back in a long-lost era when a child’s proudest possession was not a Playstation but a second-hand bike. Goodbye Crackernight was so warmly received by Australian readers that it secured Justin a place on the program of the prestigious Byron Bay Writers’ Festival 2010.