Posted in May 2013

Dacia Maraini condemns femicide and violence against women

  Last Saturday, Milazzo’s Castle – which features strongly in my next book – hosted a book launch for legendary Dacia Maraini, who is half-Sicilian. The inspirational writer was promoting her new book “L’Amore Rubato” – Stolen Love, eight short stories based on true facts about physical and psychological violence inflicted on women. The eight … Continue reading

The hidden world of prostitution in Ireland

In the weekend’s Irish Times edition, Kate Holmquist reported on the sex trade in Ireland. The campaign to stamp out prostitution is becoming more high profile, thanks to organisations like SPACE International, and books like Rachel Moran’s “Paid for: My Journey Through Prostitution”. When I tweeted about this article this morning, it was one of … Continue reading