Dominic Harris


The Residents: Stories of Kingsley Hall, East London, 1965–1970
and the experimental community of RD Laing more...>>





"Congratulations on an excellent work excellently executed, Dominic. You wanna know what I think? I think you might just have secured me a dignified old age!" Francis Gillett


"In the first reprint of our Laing book, I have put in a reference to your lovely book on The Residents of KH."
Theodor Itten
Psychotherapeut ASP/UKCP, Clincal Psychologist MBPsS


"I am very pleased that surviving residents have had this opportunity to tell their stories." Andrew Roberts, Secretary Survivors History Group "Many thanks for your beautiful book. I'm already entranced by it. I'm doing a study on the influence of R.D. Laing on fiction, and just happened on your book on the net." Dr Maggie Tonkin, Discipline of English and Creative Writing The University of Adelaide


"I've read and researched a lot about Laing's life and his work for personal interest since my own more recent experiences of a close family member within the 'conventional' system of mental health treatment, and felt that one thing missing amidst all the speculation about what took place at Kingsley Hall was a collection of eyewitness accounts; your work is brilliant because it brings the story up to date and gives the residents a voice they've previously lacked the opportunity to have. For all these reasons, you've produced a vital document with something new to add to the story, and I'm sure many people will be grateful for it." Jon


"I think it is a beautiful book and a great piece of sociological research.  Your photos are wonderful. It is painful however to see how everyone has aged. I would not recognize Noel Cobb, for example. You photo of Leon in terrific. He came out very well. Interesting review in the Observer.  They just can't get it that these were photos of people, not patients." Joe Berke




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