FIONA CAPP, THE AGE, 11 SEPTEMERBER 2019
“…according to Di Websdale-Morrissey’s lively account it captured the global imagination in an unprecedented fashion and sparked a “battle for the supremacy of the skies” between competing manufacturing companies. The commentary itself is full of high drama, moments of tragedy and even martial tensions…”
ROSEMARY NELL, WEEKEND AUSTRALIAN REVIEW, 31 SEPTEMBER 2019
“While the book tracks the incident-packed London-to-Melbourne race from the fundraising and planning stages to the post-race parade, she (Di Websdale-Morrissey) says it’s ultimately about the people – the visionaries who championed the event and the brave hearts who took part in it.”
“Websdale-Morrissey has a very easy style; she brings the race and its participants alive and has a very good eye for the telling detail,,,this engaging account of a largely forgotten event is full of interest.”
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED READINGS SUMMER READING LIST 2019
“A page-turning account of the 1934 London-Melbourne air race with its eccentric characters, daring deeds and dangerous incidents”
LIZ ROGERS, MORNINGTON PENINSULA MAGAZINE,
Looking for a rollicking good read full of romance catastrophe, aviation escapades and mad-cap courage? …Di Websdale-Morrissey has written a ripper of a non-fiction tale.
QUEENSCLIFFE HERALD, MARCH 2020
Di Websdale-Morrissey’s page-turning account will have readers holding their breaths, just as the world did 85 years ago.