Soho Shalom: a risky blend of sex shop, refugee centre, and sizzling romance

SOHO SHALOM ONE It all began in a sex shop. At six o’clock in the evening of Friday 22nd March, I was just about to leave Sugar Lace and head back to Finchley in time for Shabbat dinner. And then Mohammed walked into the shop. I don’t know if his real name is Mohammed, but [...]

SOHO SHALOM

SOHO SHALOM

SOHO SHALOM, my latest novel, revolves around the life of a feisty Jewish university graduate who works in a sex shop, Naomi Lieberman, and the Rwandan-born director of a refugee centre in Soho, John Paul Chambers. The novel opens with a hard-hitting introduction set in Kigali during the Rwandan genocide. This is counterbalanced - as the [...]

Porn & relationships: When Three’s a Crowd

Porn & relationships: When Three’s a Crowd

I wonder how many relationships are marred, possibly even destroyed, by a partner’s addiction to porn. Typically the male partner. Is it a harmless addiction – far less harmful than, for instance, alcohol, drugs, gambling or having compulsive affairs? Or is watching porn in itself on a par with having an affair, in the sense [...]