Savage Girls and Wild Boys traces the compelling history of extraordinary children, brought up in the wilderness, or locked up for long years in solitary confinement. In a poignant and beautifully written account, Michael Newton explores both the lives of these children and of the adults who 'rescued', educated or abused them.
'Thoughtful and crisply written . . . Newton tells the stories confidently, clearly and with great humanity.' Independent on Sunday
'The stories Newton has to tell are spellbinding.' Mail on Sunday
'A collection of six, extraordinary individual histories, beautifully navigated.' Evening Standard