African Mr Darcy meets Jewish sex shop worker – love at first sight?

African Mr Darcy meets Jewish sex shop worker – love at first sight?

Extract from ONCE UPON A THOUSAND HILLS.  Tense interview between sex shop worker Naomi Lieberman and Rwandan Director of a London refugee centre.   I step inside the room, closing the door behind me. “Hello, I’m –” And suddenly, I stop. I’m lost for words. Even though only two words need follow. “Naomi Lieberman?” I nod. [...]

When love is forbidden

When love is forbidden

FOR SOME WE LOVED is a semi-autobiographical novel based on the complex relationship between a mother, a daughter, and a monk. Here's a very brief overview, followed by the first chapter.  In 1978 Leah Cavanagh, an attractive sixth form student who dreams of being a concert pianist, meets Brother Matthew Haddon on a retreat with [...]

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve

The Diary Keeper  Wendy Skorupski It is the winter of 1992 in post-communist Poland. Leo Ferenc is an introverted bachelor with faded rock star looks, a club foot, and a chip on his shoulder. He owns a small photocopying shop in the heart of Krakow - a medieval city that is just waking up to [...]