Praise for Empire Day
'This book makes me proud to be Australian - Armstrong has perfectly captured the spirit of Australia. It’s a heartwarming read with great characters, and very well researched.'
'Empire Day is a worthy successor to Armstrong’s previous works and is yet another gemstone in the mosaic which she has skilfully created, a picture of knowledge to tell us who we are, and where we came from.'
Alan Gold, J-WIRE
'Empire Day is the engrossing story of the residents of Wattle Street, Bondi Junction in 1948.
Like Maeve Binchy, but with tremendous gravitas, Armstrong’s talent is to make each of this suburban community a friend about whom we deeply care. Armstrong provides a thoroughly entertaining multi-strand novel.'
Scott Whitmont, BOOKSELLER MAGAZINE
'A cleverly observed, well-written slice of post-war life in Bondi.'
THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
'A pacy mix of mystery, crime thriller and romance, this historical saga looks at the fallout of war from a different angle.'
'A captivating story with a host of interesting characters. Armstrong weaves a multi-strand novel that explores the clash of old and new Australians.'
THE AUSTRALIAN JEWISH NEWS
'Armstrong brings to life a bygone Sydney, generating real wonder and delight…seamlessly created. The lives within Empire Day are fascinating, full of drama and pathos.'
SPECTRUM, THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD and THE AGE
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