The Silent Cry

Author: Cathy Glass

Publisher: HarperElement

ISBN: 9780008153717

Category: Children of mentally ill mothers

Page: 320

View: 9129

The heartbreaking true story of a young, troubled mother who needed help. The sixteenth fostering memoir by Cathy Glass. It is the first time Laura has been out since the birth of her baby when Cathy sees her in the school playground. A joyful occasion but Cathy has the feeling something is wrong. By the time she discovers what it is, it is too late. This is the true story of Laura whose life touches Cathy's in a way she could never have foreseen. It is also the true stories of little Darrel, Samson and Hayley who she fosters when their parents need help. Some stories can have a happy ending and others cannot, but as a foster carer Cathy can only do her best.

Cut: The true story of an abandoned, abused little girl who was desperate to be part of a family

Author: Cathy Glass

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007287151

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 9176

Million-copy bestselling author Cathy Glass tells the story of Dawn, a sweet and seemingly well-balanced girl whose outward appearance masks a traumatic childhood of suffering at the hands of the very people who should have cared for her.

Please Don’t Take My Baby

Author: Cathy Glass

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007514921

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 3582

‘I’m going to love my baby and give her lots of attention,’ Jade said. ‘I’ll show my mum she’s wrong.’ Jade, 17, is pregnant, homeless and alone when she’s brought to live with Cathy. Jade is desperate to keep her baby, but little more than a child herself, she struggles with the responsibilities her daughter brings.

Run, Mummy, Run

Author: Cathy Glass

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007436645

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 860

From the author of Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller Damaged, the gripping story of a woman caught in a horrific cycle of abuse - and the desperate lengths she must go to, to escape.

A Baby’s Cry

Author: Cathy Glass

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007445709

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 5241

What could cause a mother to believe that giving away her newborn baby is her only option? Cathy Glass is about to find out. From author of Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller Damaged comes a harrowing and moving memoir about tiny Harrison, left in Cathy’s care, and the potentially fatal family secret of his beginnings.

A Long Way from Home

Author: Cathy Glass

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008275939

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 5288

The true story of 2 year-old Anna, abandoned by her natural parents, left alone in a neglected orphanage.

The Saddest Girl in the World

Author: Cathy Glass

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007321570

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 978

The Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author of Damaged tells the true story of Donna, who came into foster care aged ten, having been abused, victimised and rejected by her family.

Nobody’s Son: All Alex ever wanted was a family of his own

Author: Cathy Glass

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008187576

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 6537

Born in a prison and removed from his drug-dependent mother, rejection is all that 7-year-old Alex knows.

Dangerously Funny

The Uncensored Story of "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour"

Author: David Bianculli

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439109533

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 873

An unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at the rise and fall of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour -- the provocative, politically charged program that shocked the censors, outraged the White House, and forever changed the face of television. Decades before The Daily Show, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour proved there was a place on television for no-holds-barred political comedy with a decidedly antiauthoritarian point of view. In this first-ever all-access history of the show, veteran entertainment journalist David Bianculli tells the fascinating story of its three-year network run -- and the cultural impact that's still being felt today. Before it was suddenly removed from the CBS lineup (reportedly under pressure from the Nixon administration), The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour was a ratings powerhouse. It helped launch the careers of comedy legends such as Steve Martin and Rob Reiner, featured groundbreaking musical acts like the Beatles and the Who, and served as a cultural touchstone for the antiwar movement of the late 1960s. Drawing on extensive original interviews with Tom and Dick Smothers and dozens of other key players -- as well as more than a decade's worth of original research -- Dangerously Funny brings readers behind the scenes for all the battles over censorship, mind-blowing musical performances, and unforgettable sketches that defined the show and its era. David Bianculli delves deep into this never-told story, to find out what really happened and to reveal why this show remains so significant to this day.

Sins of the Mother

A heartbreaking true story of a woman's struggle to escape her past and the price her family paid

Author: Irene Kelly,Jennifer Kelly,Matt Kelly

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447291522

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

View: 1066

Irene Kelly was brought up in poverty and abused by her mammy from an early age. But home life was still better than the time she spent in one of Dublin's industrial orphanages. In that harsh regime she was beaten and sexually assaulted. Set to work in the nursery, she saw the nuns treat the babies with horrifying cruelty. As an adult those experiences haunted Irene. When she fell in love with Matt, who was fighting his own demons, they moved to England for a new start. They wanted their daughter Jennifer to have a better life, but in trying to protect her by hiding their past they only succeeded in pushing her away. Until, one day, Irene had a phone call from Ireland that changed everything . . . Sins of the Mother is a powerful and inspiring story of a family whose love was tested but never broken, who finally found the strength to heal the past.

An Affair with My Mother

A Story of Adoption, Secrecy and Love

Author: Caitríona Palmer

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241971721

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 5224

'Incredibly moving' --Anne Enright, winner of the Man Booker Prize An Affair with My Mother by Caitriona Palmer: a moving and gripping story of love, denial and a daughter's quest for the truth. Caitriona Palmer had a happy childhood in Dublin, raised by loving adoptive parents. But when she was in her late twenties, she realized that she had a strong need to know the woman who had given birth to her. She was able to locate her birth mother, Sarah, and they developed a strong attachment. But Sarah set one painful condition to this joyous new relationship: she wished to keep it - to keep Caitriona - secret from her family, from her friends, from everyone. Who was Sarah, and why did she want to preserve a decades-old secret? An Affair with My Mother tells the story of Caitriona's quest to answer these questions, and of the intense, furtive 'affair' she and her mother conducted in carefully chosen locations around Dublin. By turns heartwarming and heartbreaking, An Affair with My Mother is a searing portrait of the social and familial forces that left Sarah - and so many other unwed Irish mothers of her generation - frightened, traumatized and bereft. It is also a beautifully written account of a remarkable relationship. 'Caitriona Palmer has called out the false shame of her origins, with a kind of anguished courage that is incredibly moving. An Affair With My Mother is a forensic account of how it feels to be - in the interests of Catholic "respectability" - excluded from the facts of your own life. In its commitment to family love, to joy and truth, it is a gift.' Anne Enright, winner of the Man Booker Prize

Cruel to Be Kind

Saying No Can Save a Child's Life

Author: Cathy Glass

Publisher: HarperElement

ISBN: 9780008252007

Category: Adoption

Page: 336

View: 3133

Cruel To Be Kind is the true story of Max, aged 6. He is fostered by Cathy while his mother is in hospital with complications from type 2 diabetes. Fostering Max gets off to a bad start when his mother, Caz, complains and threatens Cathy even before Max has moved in. Cathy and her family are shocked when they first meet Max. But his social worker isn't the only one in denial; his whole family are too.

The Son With Two Moms

Author: Anthony Hynes

Publisher: Anthony Martin Hynes

ISBN: 1783017457

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

View: 3637

Tony was taken in at the age of three by Mary Hynes and Janet Simons, after being separated from his mother, who suffered from schizophrenia. After that time, he was shuffled in and out of his grandmothers home before being placed in an orphanage, where he remained for one year. After a tumultuous court battle, he went home with the only two women brave enough to raise him. However, neither he nor his guardians could have imagined the trials awaiting their family after the proceedings ended.

Mental Health in a Multi-Ethnic Society

A Multidisciplinary Handbook

Author: Dr Suman Fernando,Frank Keating

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134846274

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 6906

A thought-provoking handbook for practitioners, students and trainers in the mental health field. Addresses controversial issues and offers revealing insights and intelligent suggestions for all those involved with mental health.

Need You Dead

Author: Peter James

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509816348

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 3607

Roy Grace, creation of the CWA Diamond Dagger award winning author Peter James, faces his most mysterious case yet in Need You Dead. Lorna Belling, desperate to escape the marriage from hell, falls for the charms of another man who promises her the earth. But, as Lorna finds, life seldom follows the plans you’ve made. A chance photograph on a client’s mobile phone changes everything for her. When the body of a woman is found in a bath in Brighton, Detective Superintendent Roy Grace is called to the scene. At first it looks an open and shut case with a clear prime suspect. Then other scenarios begin to present themselves, each of them tantalizingly plausible, until, in a sudden turn of events, and to his utter disbelief, the case turns more sinister than Grace could ever have imagined.

2nd Chance

Author: James Patterson

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780759527072

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 4747

A brutal madman sprays bullets into a crowd of children leaving a San Francisco church. Miraculously-or was it intentionally?-only one person dies. Then an elderly black woman is hung. Police homicide inspector Lindsay Boxer senses a connection and together with medical examiner Claire, assistant D. A. Jill, and Chronicle reporter Cindy, finds a link that sends a chill through the entire nation. This killer's motives are unspeakable. A Main Selection of The Literary Guild®, of Book-of-the-Month Club®, of Doubleday Book Club®, and of The Mystery Guild®

The Child Bride

Author: Cathy Glass

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007590016

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 6814

Cathy Glass, international bestselling author, tells the shocking story of Zeena, a young Asian girl desperate to escape from her family.

Can I Let You Go?

A Heartbreaking True Story of Love, Loss and Moving on

Author: Cathy Glass

Publisher: Harper Element

ISBN: 9780008153748

Category:

Page: 336

View: 627

Can I Let You Go? is the true story of Faye, a wonderful young woman who may never be able to parent her unborn child. Faye is 24, pregnant, and has learning difficulties as a result of her mother s alcoholism. Faye is gentle, childlike and vulnerable, and normally lives with her grandparents, both of whom have mobility problems. Cathy and her children welcome Faye into their home and hearts. The care plan is for Faye to stay with Cathy until after the birth when she will return home and the baby will go for adoption. Given that Faye never goes out alone it is something of a mystery how she ever became pregnant and Faye says it s a secret. To begin with Faye won t acknowledge she is pregnant or talk about the changes in her body as she worries it will upset her grandparents, but after her social worker assures her she can talk to Cathy she opens up. However, this leads to Faye realizing just how much she will lose and she changes her mind and says she wants to keep her baby. Is it possible Faye could learn enough to parent her child? Cathy believes it is, and Faye s social worker is obliged to give Faye the chance."

Never Call Me Mummy Again

Author: Peter Kilby

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1405909315

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 7887

Peter Kilby's tells his affecting but inspiring true story in Never Call Me Mummy Again. Peter was just a toddler when his mother tragically died, trying to abort a child they simply couldn't support. When his father swiftly replaced her with his mistress, Peter made the mistake of calling her 'Mummy'. Dragged outside, trampled on and shouted at, Peter never made that mistake again. Peter tried time and time again to flee the terrible abuse that dominated his childhood, his hands held against burning stoves, being thrown from a window and even his small feet nailed to the floorboards to prevent his running away. In Never Call Me Mummy Again, the heartbreaking yet ultimately uplifting memoir, Peter Kilby tells of how he finally escaped the stepmother from hell. Peter Kilby's unique and moving story was picked up when he entered Penguin's hugely successful life-story competition with Saga Magazine.