A sold-out book launch of ‘Into the Woods’ written by Dr Julie Leoni, illustrated by Mrs Anita Wyatt and published by Middlefarm Press, takes place at Booka Bookshop in Oswestry on Sunday 25th November.

The launch of the book coincides with the United Nations International Day to End Violence against Women and Girls on Sunday. Domestic abuse charities will be attending the launch. Any proceeds raised will go towards domestic abuse charities.

‘Into the Woods’ has taken true stories of modern day abuse, co-dependence and domestic violence and retells them as spell binding, classic fairy tales, ingeniously combining self-help with magic and fantasy.

The nurturing collection of tales shines light on these dark, seldom spoken about experiences to create a healing, informing and empowering resource.

‘Into the Woods’ is available to buy from www.julieleoni.com and Booka Bookshop. The book is a must read for women everywhere who will find at least one character they can relate to in these carefully crafted tales, uniting women to reclaim their power and potential.

Dr. Julie Leoni, author of Into the Woods, commented: “I really want this book to not only entertain, but to increase people’s knowledge and understanding of what domestic abuse is so that people living with it can get the help and support they need. My intention with this book is to change lives”.

Mrs Alison Pearson, Headteacher of the Marches School, added: “We are very proud of Julie and Anita, who both work at the school, and we want to support them in raising awareness of the issue of domestic abuse, which affects so many families and young people locally and internationally”.