I Miss Mummy: The True Story of a Frightened Young Girl Who is Desperate to Go Home (Paperback)Cathy Glass (author)
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In her new book, Cathy Glass, the no.1 bestselling author of Damaged, tells the story of the Alice, a young and vulnerable girl who is desperate to return home to her mother.
Alice, aged four, is snatched by her mother the day she is due to arrive at Cathy's house. Drug-dependent and mentally ill, but desperate to keep hold of her daughter, Alice's mother snatches her from her parents' house and disappears.
Cathy spends three anxious days worrying about her whereabouts before Alice is found safe, but traumatised. Alice is like a little doll, so young and vulnerable, and she immediately finds her place in the heart of Cathy's family. She talks openly about her mummy, who she dearly loves, and how happy she was living with her maternal grandparents before she was put into care. Alice has clearly been very well looked after and Cathy can't understand why she couldn't stay with her grandparents.
It emerges that Alice's grandparents are considered too old (they are in their early sixties) and that the plan is that Alice will stay with Cathy for a month before moving to live with her father and his new wife. The grandparents are distraught - Alice has never known her father, and her grandparents claim he is a violent drug dealer.
Desperate to help Alice find the happy home she deserves, Cathy's parenting skills are tested in many new ways. Finally questions are asked about Alice's father suitability, and his true colours begin to emerge.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 260 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 25 mm
Reviews for `Damaged':
'Cannot fail to move those who read it.' Adoption-net
`Heartbreaking.' The Mirror
`A truly harrowing read that made me cry.' The Sun
'A true tale of hope.' OK!
`Foster carers rarely get the praise they deserve, but Cathy Glass's book should change all that' First Magazine
`A hugely touching and emotional true tale.' Star Magazine
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“I Miss Mummy”
cathy glass's books onces u pick it up theys no putting it down, all of her books pull on your heart strings. keep up the hard work cathy if only they was moe foster cares just like u. The children are so lucky... More
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This book was a really good read especially as an ebook. Whilst sitting on a train to work one morning, in certain parts of the book I actually had tears in my eyes.
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