Mummy Told Me Not to Tell: The true story of a troubled boy with a dark secret: The True Story Of A…

Paperback | October 14, 2010

byCathy Glass

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When Reece arrives at Cathy's door aged 7 years old, he has already passed through the hands of four different carers in four weeks. As the details of his short life emerge, it becomes clear that to help him, Cathy will face her biggest challenge yet.The latest title from the author of Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller Damaged.Reece is the last of six siblings to be fostered. Having been in care for four months his aggressive and disruptive behaviour has seen him passed from carer to carer. Although only 7, he has been excluded from school, and bites people so often that his mother calls him 'Sharky'.Cathy wants to find the answers for Reece's distressing behaviour, but he has been sworn to secrecy by his mother, and will not tell them anything. As the social worker prepares for the final hearing, he finds five different files on Reece's family, and is incredulous that he had not been removed from them as a baby. When the darkest of family secrets is revealed to Cathy, Reece's behaviour suddenly starts to make sense, and together they can begin to rebuild his life.

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When Reece arrives at Cathy's door aged 7 years old, he has already passed through the hands of four different carers in four weeks. As the details of his short life emerge, it becomes clear that to help him, Cathy will face her biggest challenge yet.The latest title from the author of Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller Damaged...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pagesPublished:October 14, 2010Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fantastic read Low start but as good as all of glasses books
Date published: 2014-10-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from MUMMY TOLD ME NOT TO TELL Wow..is it possible for us humans to be so inhumane! I take my hat of for a Carer. I am not build to do it. What a sad sad family secret.
Date published: 2014-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unbelievable! Again another amazing story!
Date published: 2014-05-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Mummy told me not to tell Other fantastic read Cathy x
Date published: 2014-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mummy told me not to tell This story really moved me. I was furious, disgusted with the parents, grateful, emotional for the foster mother and sad, understanding, and finally extremely happy for the foster child. This story made my heart ache for an innocent child who was abused and finally found happiness thanks to a very patient and loving family. Thank you....
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tear-Jerker!! Story Description: Seven-year-old Reece was the last of six siblings to be taken into foster care. By the time he arrived at Cathy’s his disruptive behaviour had seen him go through four carers in little over a month. But as an experienced foster carer, with a reputation for handling difficult children, Cathy welcomed Reece into her home despite knowing virtually nothing about his family history. Little by little Reece began to warm to Cathy and her family, and learned to trust those around him. But his total refusal to discuss anything to do with his home life suggested there was more to his behaviour than social services knew or understood. When Cathy was finally allowed to read his files she discovered the truth was far more shocking then she could ever have imagined… My Review: I was totally pulled into the story of seven-year-old Reece right from the beginning and have never felt so deeply sorry for a young child in my life as I did Reece. The abuse he suffered at the hands of his own family is utterly appalling to say the least. Cathy Glass, with her many years of experience of caring for children such a Reece, was able to provide him with the love, guidance, support, discipline, morals, and values he needed to grow into a healthy productive member of society. Without her advocacy of Reece, who knows what would have happened to this poor child. Thank goodness there are people like Cathy Glass who are willing, out of the goodness of their hearts, to take these children in and give them some semblance of a normal life.
Date published: 2011-12-01

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REVIEWS FOR DAMAGED:'Cannot fail to move those who read it.'Adoption-net'Heartbreaking.'Mirror'A truly harrowing read that made me cry.'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