"What's special about Don't Come Crying Home is the immediacy, the total recall of early life; the frankness of the writing; the way (the author) found and kept (his) identity and discovered ways to enjoy life, especially nature. This is very moving. People working with parentless children ought to read (this) book – it gives so much insight. Also special and important is the way the book shows how hard it is for a child to grow up feeling secure and connected with others without an adult or adults he or she can relate to closely."
Myra Schneider, poet, author of The Door to Colour and with John Killick Writing Your Self.