Dead Men Village Launch in Stradbroke Library

Richard Pierce
Photo by kind permission of Near the Coast
Last night in the Courthouse, Stradbroke the home of Stradbroke Library local author Richard Pierce held his village book launch of his novel Dead Men.

Richard began by stressing that Stradbroke Library and many others are still not completely "saved" and talking about the importance of public libraries nationally.

Jack Stevens from the band Cathedrals and Cars performed and then Richard read an extract from his book.

The event really showed what a success the Courthouse building could be if used regularly for this kind of an event. It was just the right size and there was quite a bit of talk amongst those present about the plans for the building.

I have made a short video where you can hear one of Jack's songs and Richard reading from his book:

Dead Men is a work of fiction based on the story of the Antarctic explorer Scott. Commenting on the book the British explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes said:
An expertly-told story that captures the detail and spirit of Antarctic exploration, then and now. Not only a compelling novel, but an excellent tribute to Scott and his men." 
You can see some photos that I took at the event below, there are also some more over on Near the Coast

You can buy Dead Men from all good bookstores including Diss Publishing and online from Amazon there is also a Kindle Edition.

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