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The Book

For most human, an unconscious sense of being born with an inner wound prevails for a lifetime…

  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Verite CM Ltd; 1st edition (2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1904726518
  • ISBN-13: 978-1904726517
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 1.2 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 (amazon.com)
  • Price: £12.99 (click to buy signed copy)

This book of poetical imagination is to reveal that the way we are, often stems from childhood and traits passed down from generation to generation.

So from within we must truly allow, ‘If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.’

Education and intelligence have their roles to play, but their importance is strictly limited.

It is the heart that is the key so that our innocent eternal child is always in communion with his father.

Then we will not or cannot lose contact with life.

A Child Unheard in everyone to be free.


David Russell was born in 1952 and within five weeks required emergency surgery for a condition known as pyloric stenosis, which at the time was life-threatening. The doctors operated without anaesthetic.

He suffered from psychological problems and was dubbed at the age of three as a “rather miserable, stubborn, difficult boy.” As an adult, David was diagnosed as a “schizoid personality, depressed and unable to maintain relationships due to severe narcissistic damage.”

He was eventually referred to a psychotherapist. Whilst there are still the occasional dark days, the inner healing, self belief and personal development that have stemmed from David’s work through counselling and with his psychotherapist have completely changed his life.

The book is intended to reciprocate the love and support that he has received over the years, and also to reach out and help those who have had similar experiences.


“The Prince of Wales has asked me to write and thank you more than he can possible say for your letter of the 15th August 2006, enclosing your remarkable book.

His Royal Highness was greatly touched by your thoughtfulness in sending him’ A Child Unheard ‘. His Royal Highness has every confidence it will both inspire and encourage – it is a very special book.

The Prince of Wales has asked me to send you his warmest good wishes for the success of your book and his heartfelt thanks for all that you have done for his Trust.”

John Hellewell, The Assistant Private Secretary to TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.

“I finally found the time and peace to read the book. It’s a beautiful book. Your heart and soul are truly in it. Just keep putting it out there…………it will find its home in the hearts and souls of all those who need it. Thank you for sharing it with me.”

SUSAN JEFFERS – INTERNATIONAL AUTHOR, ‘Feel the Fear and do it anyway’

“A Child Unheard is a wonderful collection of poems filled with the emotions of life we so often don’t want to pay attention to, but should. These are the building blocks of life as we know it and are part of what makes us human and alive. Feelings, struggles and triumphs captured with amazing drawings and pictures, this book is a great addition to any families library.”


“What a beautifully presented book.”

Rob Parsons Executive Director – Care For the Family.

“Lauren’s moving commendation at the start of the book, fills out one vital element of it very powerfully – the new relationship with your children – matching, I suppose, the new relationship with the inner child.”

Rev. Dr Doctor Steve Motyer – London School of Theology.

“Thank you very much for sending me a copy of your book . It is very well presented and the message is clear.”

Archbishop of York.