In Love and War: Book Launch

About the book 

In the aftermath of the Battle of Britain, airmen filled a small town where pioneering plastic surgeon Archibald McIndoe established revolutionary surgical and therapeutic treatments.

For the child Liz Byrski, growing up in East Grinstead, the burnt faces of these airmen filled her nightmares.

In her late sixties, Liz returned to make peace with her memories and to speak not only with the survivors – known as the Guinea Pig Club – but with the nurses who played a vital and unorthodox role in their treatment, sometimes at a significant personal cost.

About the author

Dr Liz Byrski is a senior lecturer in writing in the School of Media Culture and Creative Arts at Curtin University. She is the author of eight bestselling novels including Gangs of Four and Family Secrets, and twelve non-fiction books including the memoir Remember Me. She is a former journalist and ABC broadcaster and was an advisor to a minister in the Western Australian government. 

Launch details

Time: 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start 

Date: Wednesday 29 April 2015

Location: Fremantle Town Hall, 8 William Street, Fremantle 

RSVP: or 9430 6331

Sponsors: Curtin University of Technology, Fremantle City Library, New Edition Bookshop & Fremantle Press

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The City of Fremantle will be participating in, supporting, and hosting a number of events over the commemorative period. The people of Fremantle (including the greater Fremantle area) are proud to be part of the ANZAC Centenary commemorations and to have the opportunity to honour and pay respect to those who have and are serving our nation as part of the Armed Forces. ANZAC Centenary events will embrace the themes: 'Commemorate, Contemplate and Educate'.
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The 849

Eight hundred and forty-nine is the number of servicemen who lived in the greater Fremantle area, embarked in Fremantle on transport ships that would take them to far away fields, and they are the ones that never returned. You can view the list here. If you would like to make comment about the list please contact 9432 9999 or email
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