Ma, I'm Gettin Meself a New Mammy (Paperback)
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Ma, I'm Gettin Meself a New Mammy (Paperback)

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Paperback 336 Pages
Published: 07/05/2009
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Aged thirteen, Martha is rescued by the courts from the clutches of her evil stepfather, Jackser, and her feckless mother, Sally. After numerous arrests for shoplifting, a judge rules that she is to be sent to a convent school with the instruction that she is to get an education.

Her initial relief at escaping the abuse and neglect she suffered at home is, however, short-lived, as she soon realises that there are many forms of cruelty in this life. As she says, 'You can have a full belly, but your heart can be very empty.' Ostracised by the other children for being a 'street kid' and put to back-breaking work by the nuns, she leads a lonely existence, her only joy coming from the books she devours and her mischievous sense of humour.

Desperate for love and a little place where she feels she belongs, despite all that she has suffered Martha retains her compassion for others and still continues to hope for a brighter future when she will be free to make her own way in life.

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9781845964498
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 234 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm


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[Martha's] humour, verve and inextinguishable spark of hope always shine through, which is what makes her book so appealing - Irish Independent

A born survivor, Martha is undoubtedly also a born storyteller - The Star

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