I Miss Mummy : The True Story of a Frightened Young Girl Who is Desperate to Go Home Paperback
by Cathy Glass
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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 368 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 08/07/2010
- Category: Memoirs
- ISBN: 9780007267446
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Review by wearylibrarian
This is another great book by Cathy Glass. This time she tells the story of Alice, a little girl who has been taken into care until she can live with her father and stepmother. Cathy can't understand why she has been taken from her grandparents when there were no issues of neglect or abuse. And she isn't sure that living with her father is the best thing for Alice.