I Miss Mummy

I Miss Mummy

By Cathy Glass

  • Release Date : 2010-07-08
  • Genre : Biography
  • FIle Size : 9.21 MB
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Description

I Miss Mummy 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.

Reviews

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

About the author

Cathy has been a foster carer for over 25 years, during which time she has looked after more than 100 children, of all ages and backgrounds. She has three teenage children of her own; one of whom was adopted after a long-term foster placement. The name Cathy Glass is a pseudonym.

Cathy has written 15 books, including bestselling memoirs Cut, Hidden and Mummy Told Me Not To Tell.

Reviews

  • Really good read

    5
    By Bobobeck
    Very sad in places couldnt put this book down
  • Frustrating

    1
    By Danibeexxx
    I would urge anyone thinking of becoming a foster carer to stay well away from Cathy Glass. She writes what you want to read which is fine if you want fiction, but this is not the reality of fostering.
  • Splendid

    5
    By Mrs Sw
    Another brilliant read. I am always so moved by cathys books. Truly splendid
  • Very moving

    5
    By Jj08zxr
    I sobbed through most of this book, mostly through happiness at the end. Hooked on cathys books
  • I miss mummy

    5
    By Becciehaywood
    Yet again another fantastic read can't wait to read the next. I am totally hooked by Cathy's books :-)
  • Cathy glass

    5
    By Mum of two xx
    Cathy glass is an inspiration, I have enjoyed all her books, it's helped me parent my children.
  • Heartwarming

    5
    By SarahMiv
    Such an amazing book, and beautifully written.
  • Brilliant

    4
    By Dani198724
    Fab book again well done cathy
  • Fantastic...

    5
    By Lucky numbers
    I have read all of cathy's books now and loved every one then, I do hope Cathy continues to write about her fostering.
  • I miss mummy

    5
    By Jatno1
    I have read all books by the author and have found each one fantastic, emotional and very real. It's great how u can see from her perspective what goes into fostering. Loved reading this book very heartfelt.

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