We were excited to see The Irish Times covering the background to Theresa Talbot’s sparky crime novel Penance today.

Ask most people and they’ll assume that all Magdalene Laundries were a) in Ireland and b) Catholic-run. Not so. Thus their headline –

A Magdalene laundry that was neither Irish nor Catholic, and novel it inspired

Theresa Talbot's PENANCE featured in The Irish Times, 8 Feb 2016

Theresa Talbot’s PENANCE featured in The Irish Times, 8 Feb 2016