Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 - Avonmore Books

New Release – June 2016!


Teddy Sheean, a Tasmanian Hero...

No-one will ever know what made him do it. While his mates were desperately evacuating their sinking warship, Teddy turned back to his 20mm anti-aircraft gun and went down with the ship firing at the swarming Japanese aircraft. He was a young Tasmanian determined to do his best to save his mates, in an action worthy of a VC.

No member of the Royal Australian Navy has been awarded a Victoria Cross. Of the 100 by 2016 awarded to Australians, 96 are to the Army and four awarded to the Air Force.

It was not from lack of bravery that this unjust situation has arisen. It derives from substantial unfairness.

This book focuses on a naval sailor who should have received a VC.

Dr Tom Lewis, OAM, is an award winning author of over a dozen books. He is a decorated combat veteran and a proud Tasmanian.

The book was formally released on 31st May 2016 at Parliament House, Hobart by The Hon Will Hodgman MP, Premier of Tasmania.

Meet the author at a book signing event will be held at Fullers Bookshop, Hobart at 530pm Thursday 2nd June.

Over 300 pages and full colour throughout.

This is a beautifully produced book and a bargain at just $34.95 RRP.


For trade enquiries and author interviews contact:

Peter Ingman

Avonmore Books

PO Box 217 Kent Town SA 5071

0412 602380

[email protected] 

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