I Miss Mummy: The true story of a frightened young girl who is desperate to go home by Cathy GlassI Miss Mummy: The true story of a frightened young girl who is desperate to go home by Cathy Glass

I Miss Mummy: The true story of a frightened young girl who is desperate to go home

byCathy Glass

Paperback | July 8, 2010

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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.
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...
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Title:I Miss Mummy: The true story of a frightened young girl who is desperate to go homeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pagesPublished:July 8, 2010Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0007267444

ISBN - 13:9780007267446

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book Love al Cathy Glass books. They ar well written and grab your attention right away. I love that they are tru stories.
Date published: 2015-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heart warming I first read Cathy Glass' Damanged and was horrified by the atrocities suffered by such a young child. With reluctrance I opted to purchase I Miss Mommy. Although a real tear-jerker, in the end, there was a happy ending. Cathy Glass recounts her experiences with her foster children in such a compelling and powerful manner, I find it difficult to put the books down.
Date published: 2012-07-31

Editorial 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