Author Spotlight: W.S. Martin and Brave Boys of Derry or No Surrender!

The story of the 1689 siege of Londonderry proclaims the power of God in the incredible resistance of the City of Londonderry against the attempted Jacobite conquest of Ireland by the deposed King James II of England.  While the city leaders vacillated, thirteen bold and brave young apprentices took the initiative to close the city gates.  “No surrender!” became the rallying cry.  Faith in Christ gave the people of Derry the courage to resist in the face of extended siege, blockade, starvation, and disease.  Liberty lovers—young and old—should read this book.

Read the Excerpt!

It was now clear that the city was not to be taken by assault.  Other means must be tried.

It was not only the enemy outside the walls that the brave defenders had to contend with; remorseless foes, in the shape of hunger and fever, came to the aid of the Irish, and it was now evident that the besieged would have to be starved out of their position.  The most extraordinary means were adopted to prevent any food being taken into the town.

Brave Boys of Derry or No Surrender! Tour Schedule

Monday, November 1

Book spotlighted at The Children’s and Teens’ Book Connection

Tuesday, November 2

Book spotlighted at Broowaha

Wednesday, November 3

Book reviewed at Giveaway Lady

Thursday, November 4

Book reviewed at My Favorite Things

Friday, November 5

Book spotlighted at The Writer’s Life

Monday, November 8

Book spotlighted at The Hot Author Report

Tuesday, November 9

Book spotlighted at Examiner

Wednesday, November 10

Book spotlighted at Thoughts In Progress

Thursday, November 11

Book reviewed at Book Reviews by Molly

Friday, November 12

Book spotlighted at American Chronicle

Monday, November 15

Book spotlighted at Paperback Writer

Tuesday, November 16

Book reviewed at Lynn’s Corner

Book reviewed at The Children’s and Teens’ Book Connection

Wednesday, November 17

Book reviewed at RBC Library

Thursday, November 18

Book reviewed at Just One More Paragraph

Friday, November 19

Book reviewed at Carpe Libris

Monday, November 22

Book reviewed at 4 the Love of Books

Tuesday, November 23

Book spotlighted at Review from Here

Book spotlighted at Lori’s Reading Corner

Wednesday, November 24

Book spotlighted at Writing Daze

Friday, November 26

Book reviewed at Ellis

Not much is known about the author. Mr. W. Stanley Martin was a stationer and was partner in the City of London firm, Martin & Purnham.  He spent his last days in Felpham in Sussex, England and used to attend services at the Chapel of the Bannister, Theological College in Felpham.

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