My new book: “Blurred Roses – a story of love and violence”
I’m delighted to tell you that my new book is available to pre-order as a paperback and an ebook. It’ll be published on 1st May.
It’s a story about domestic abuse. It’s not my story, but it’s a story I very much wanted to tell.
The times we live in are indeed strange. Putin has approved plans to decriminalise some domestic violence crimes. Trump plans to cut funding that helps domestic violence survivors. Here in the UK, recent legal changes offer a lifeline to victims. But this bill didn’t get passed easily and there were attempts to block it.
This story came out of all that. It’s a story that’s all too common.
Domestic violence doesn’t just affect women but the story I’ve written is about a female victim and her child. According to the Office for National Statistics, women are more likely to report incidents of domestic violence than men. In the year ending March 2016, 1.8 million adults aged 16 – 59 said they were victims of domestic violence. As Jess Phillips MP told Parliament last November, some families live with ‘an abusive monster.’
I’ve recorded the first bit of the book so you can get a taste of it. Have a listen. And if you like it, please think about buying a copy. It’s a short book – a novella really – so it’s a quick read. It’s available on Amazon, online globally and in bookshops.
I really hope you like it.