'Lionel has journeyed through the past to recreate an unwritten history of his ancestral background in the Charters Towers and Beaudesert areas; the experience of growing up in Cherbourg; and an expression of the frustrations of "urban survival" and day-to-day living.'
Because the stories are based on people, places and events that are part of the community, they link the past to the present and are given to you, in respect of humanity and nature...'(Source: Front cover verso, Kudjela 1983)Spring Hill : Planet Press , 1983 pg. 50
'... poems are written with directness, honesty and passion. In this book Lionel has combined a selection of poems from previous publications together with several new works.' Source: http://www.kpress.com.au/ (Sighted: 30/06/2009).South Melbourne : Hyland House , 1995 pg. 95