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Another Forgotten Child [Kindle Edition]

Cathy Glass
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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

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A new memoir from Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author Cathy Glass, now with an exclusive preview of Cathy’s inspiring new title, Please Don’t Take My Baby, coming out on April 25th.

Eight-year-old Aimee was on the child protection register at birth. Her five older siblings were taken into care many years ago. So no one can understand why she was left at home to suffer for so long. It seems Aimee was forgotten.

The social services are looking for a very experienced foster carer to look after Aimee and, when she reads the referral, Cathy understands why. Despite her reservations, Cathy agrees to Aimee on – there is something about her that reminds Cathy of Jodie (the subject of ‘Damaged’ and the most disturbed child Cathy has cared for), and reading the report instantly tugs at her heart strings.

When she arrives, Aimee is angry. And she has every right to be. She has spent the first eight years of her life living with her drug-dependent mother in a flat that the social worker described as ‘not fit for human habitation’. Aimee is so grateful as she snuggles into her bed at Cathy’s house on the first night that it brings Cathy to tears.

Aimee’s aggressive mother is constantly causing trouble at contact, and makes sweeping allegations against Cathy and her family in front of her daughter as well. It is a trying time for Cathy, and it makes it difficult for Aimee to settle. But as Aimee begins to trust Cathy, she starts to open up. And the more Cathy learns about Aimee’s life before she came into care, the more horrified she becomes.

It’s clear that Aimee should have been rescued much sooner and as her journey seems to be coming to a happy end, Cathy can’t help but reflect on all the other ‘forgotten children’ that are still suffering…


Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 852 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Element (13 Sep 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007486774
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007486779
  • ASIN: B007WOC4FG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (264 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #5,081 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I live in England and have three children, two birth children and one adopted. When I left school I held a clerical position in the civil service, which I left to start a family. At the same time I became a foster carer, which is the inspiration for much of my writing. I have been a foster carer for over twenty-five years and am what's known as a specialist foster carer, sometimes referred to as a level 3 carer. This is in recognition of my experience and qualifications and means that I am often asked to look after children with complex needs or very challenging behaviour. I have a degree in education and psychology which I was awarded as a mature student.

I have always been a writer - from when I was at school, with poems in the school magazine. In my teens I began writing short stories, articles, a few radio plays, and entering writing competitions. Like many writers it was a hobby - something I did almost furtively in my spare time, while working, and then later fostering and looking after my family. The two halves of my life - writer and foster carer - came together in 2007 when I wrote about a child I'd fostered and the book immediately became a number one best seller. Since then there have been many bestsellers, thanks to you. I really appreciate all your support and best wishes. Cathy xxx


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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Beautiful. 2 Oct 2012
Format:Paperback
This was the first book that I have read by Cathy Glass, but not the first of this genre. Cathy Glass has a way of portraying her compassion for her childeren in a way which I haven't seen before. Her level of understanting a child's needs and therefore attending to such needs is deep and touching. Another Forgotten Child helped me better understand my own children and be able to tune into them better as their parent and guardian.

Cathy's vast experience as a foster carer is evident and abundant, something which I feel ought to be taught more widely throughout the UK to parents of all circumstances.

Whether you are a foster carer, adoptive or parent to your own biological children or have suffered neglect in your own life, this book will teach you the value of unconditional love and acceptance.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cathy's done it again!!! 9 Sep 2012
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Another brilliant book from Cathy Glass received this on thursday evening earlier than expected, had read it by friday morning, have now handed it on to my mum who has just started reading Cathy Glass books, As with all of Cathy's books they are so real you can feel as if you are there, as a person who has experience of this world they are so true to the reality of cases we get and the joy and frustration that comes out of it. Well done Cathy keep them coming!!!
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Agonizing Account of Neglect and Abuse 13 Sep 2012
By ACB (swansea) TOP 50 REVIEWER
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Cathy Glass has written a harrowing story of 8 year old Aimee who is placed in the foster care of Cathy. Her history is one of abject horror. Accused by her mother, Susan, of being aggressive, violent and uncontrollable both to adults and animals. She can no longer control her. The scenario worsens with the state of the accomodation Aimee inhabits, her filthy condition, bed-wetting and refusal to go to school. Aimee lives mostly with her mother. Both parents are or have been IV drug abusers or dealers and have served prison sentences. Despite being on the at risk register at birth she has been 'forgotten' ie. slipped through the net. Her 5 half-brothers and sisters all ended up in care.

Cathy and her grown-up family take Aimee into their home despite the obvious and potential problems. She arrives unkempt, neglected, abusive and resentful with a head full of lice. Slowly Cathy begins to use her experience to try and improve Aimee's condition whilst gradually finding there is a lot more hidden in her background, especially regarding her aggressive manipulative mother,Susan. The truth will oust This is another Cathy Glass special, if traumatic novel. No spoilers other than to say it is a page-turner, difficult to put down and very readable.

As with her other books it is highly recommended and makes the reader feel fortunate, bringing home the plight of hapless children who may benefit from help that Cathy Glass and others offer and provide.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A true inspiration 23 July 2014
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Like all of Cathy's books, I could not put it down!! A truly inspirational story which shows us through unconditional love and care for a child, their life can completely change for the better. Cathy Glass shows us all how patience, love and support can influence all people regardless of whatever tragic or fortunate past they have had. I can't wait to read all of her other books!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 7 July 2014
By Donna
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Love Cathy Glass books - can never put them down once started :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing! 2 July 2014
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Another amazing book by Cathy Glass
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 30 Jun 2014
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Another great Cathy Glass book. Heart breaking story with a beautiful ending.
Cathy writes in a lovely way, really enjoyed this book.
Recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 30 Jun 2014
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Just love Cathy Glass books so well written.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great buy and fast delivery
Published 8 hours ago by Vikki Cutter
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommend Cathy Glass's books.
I love Cathy Glass as an author. I love how she writes her experiences with all the children she has ever taken care off. Read more
Published 8 days ago by Holly Hardman
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Fab book was addicted
Published 12 days ago by mrs c waterhouse
5.0 out of 5 stars Terribly sad story, very well written. Couldn't help but cry
So sad that this child was indeed forgotten by society and that she slipped through the nets.
Insightful and helpful as I have just been approved as a foster carer.
Published 26 days ago by Isa
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good read
Published 29 days ago by Katie
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderfully written account of a foster carers ups and downs ...
Item arrived promptly as as described. |Bought this for my holidays and on a sneaky preview read, have not put it down. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Me
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing book by an amazing woman!
I've read all cathys books and every single one has me close to tears, she's amazing at what she does!
Published 1 month ago by nicole
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very Thought provoking
Published 1 month ago by Mrs B Geering
5.0 out of 5 stars Another good read
I have read all of Cathy Glass` book and I am never let down. This is another heart felt story.
Published 1 month ago by Di
5.0 out of 5 stars gripping
I would recommend this book to everyone I couldn't put it down very gripping I could have cried sometimes. Wonderful
Published 1 month ago by melanie
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