Saffron Road: A Journey with Buddha's Daughters
Part travel and history, part oral biography and reflection, Buddha's Daughters tells the story of the women - past and present, in the East and the West - who choose to become Buddhist nuns
CHRISTINE TOOMEY has been a foreign correspondent and feature writer for the Sunday Times for more than 20 years, reporting extensively from Latin America, the Middle East and throughout Europe. She has investigated the sinking of Russia's Kursk nuclear submarine and the mass murder of women in Guatemala, reported from Kosovo and Bosnia on the fate of children born to women raped during the Balkans wars, tracked down a wanted Nazi war criminal, and lived for a week with the two wives of a Hamas politician in the West Bank. She has received several prizes for her journalism, including two Amnesty International Magazine Story of the Year awards.