Works in Progress

Images of Mercy (A Non-Fiction work)

The Macquarie Dictionary defines mercy as:

‘compassionate or kindly forbearance shown towards an offender, an enemy, or other person in one’s power; compassion, pity, or benevolence’

Synonyms include:

  • compassion
  • pity
  • kindness

Mercy, thus defined, is something given in a situation of inequality by the one with the greater power. Some might wonder if there is any mercy in our society today. I think there is, but we are perhaps unused to seeing it, or if we do, naming it as mercy…

This book is an attempt to help us to imagine mercy at work in our lives, our communities and our world. It is designed to inspire meditation, reflection and discussion.


Night Light (A Novel)

Sitting at the bedside of her dying husband, Helen has plenty of time to reflect bitterly on love and life with its disappointments, losses and betrayal. At first, she rebuffs attempts from Niyoosha, a hijab-wearing nurse from Iran, to come alongside her, but Niyoosha is exactly what she needs.