New Historical Fiction, “Babylon, DD4 and the Dancing Nun” Highlights New York and WWII

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Bob Battersby tells Long Island love story

(PRWEB) November 14, 2014 -- Friendships formed under the harshest of conditions are often the ones that last a lifetime.

In “Babylon, DD4 and the Dancing Nun” four friends come of age during the uncertainty of World War II. The boys join wartime efforts and help with scrap drives and planting in the victory gardens. Just as the gardens mature, so do the boys. In baseball they find welcome distraction from their grief amid more joyful reminders of their youthful innocence.

“When you are the last of a clan and you see your own history coming to an end, you reminisce a lot,” Battersby said. “Many of my thoughts return to the good old days and memories I’ve made with childhood friends.”

The book follows the boys through high school, courtship and eventually marriage; offering many important lessons about friendship and love.

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“Babylon, DD4 and the Dancing Nun”
By Bob Battersby
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-4917-3301-1
Available at: Amazon, iUniverse and Barnes and Noble online bookstores

About the Author
Bob Battersby performed offshore assignments in Korea and Great Britain for the US Air Force for eight years. Originally from Long Island, he lived in Babylon and Valley Stream, New York, before moving west. He and his wife, Pat, are experienced travelers who live in a hilltop home in Mill Valley, California.


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