INVISIBLE CRYING TREE
by Tom Shannon & Christopher Morgan
In 1992, Christopher Morgan, a farmer, joined a pen-friend scheme whose aim was to give prisoners a window on the outside world. He was allocated Tom Shannon, a lifer, inside for murder. Their correspondence started haltingly, and was almost aborted before it had begun. The two men could hardly be more different, one an educated liberal countryman, the other a hardened con. Yet after the tentative start, a strong and honest friendship developed between them in this exchange of letters, which is as touching as it is revealing. Whilst portraying the grim realities of prison life in Britain today, it also reassures us that friendship and respect can prevail in the most unlikely circumstances.
Paperback 200 pages
Reviews of INVISIBLE CRYING TREE
"A must for probation volunteers, an inspiration and an education to those wanting to nurture a meaningful correspondence with a long term prisoner." Probation Journal