The release date for Australia Remembers 2: Customs and Traditions of the Australian Defence Force is looming – 8 March.
So, it’s time to share some tales of the creation of this book and a few very exciting advance reviews.
Writing the blurb is one of the most difficult aspects of creating a book. Hours of thought and tinkering goes into choosing the right words. Often the author, publishing manager, editor and marketing teams are all involved. This is what we came up with:
On Anzac Day and Remembrance Day, we gather at commemorative services and parades all over Australia and the world. Did you know that at these events we can see traditions that are thousands of years old? Have you ever watched and wondered?
Why do some soldiers wear kilts? Why do servicemen and women salute? And why do they wear medals?
Australia Remembers: Customs and Traditions of the Australian Defence Force provides answers to the many questions, delving into the origins of the colourful customs and traditions visible on these important occasions. It explores the symbolism and the significance of such rituals in the lives of the Australians who have fought for their country and those who keep us safe today.
What do you think? Conveying just the right amount of information can be a challenge!
Thank you George Petrou – an incredible artist and creator of The Art of Sacrifice for this very exciting and encouraging review!
Australia Remembers: Customs and Traditions of the Australian Defence Force is a must have for all Primary and Secondary schools throughout Australia.
Designed and beautifully written for our younger generation to understand our military traditions and to comprehend the sacrifices that were made by so many willing Australian men and women over the past 130 years.
This book answers all those questions you may have been too embarrassed to ask. George Petrou OAM, Artist & Graphic Designer
Australia Remembers 2: Customs and Traditions of the Australian Defence Force comes in paperback or hardcover. Order now at your local bookshop, your preferred online supplier or by clicking here