Bought this book at Cork Airport, have taken it with me to the Maldives to read, what a bizarre contrast. That poor child, having to endure, along with her siblings, the evilist of all creatures, her stepfather, and her mother, how could she, treat her ownflesh and blood like this. There must be a follow up to this, please Martha, don't leave us all in suspense, what happens to Charlie, Harry, Teddie, Dinah, and Sally do they eventually get away from the awful Jackser, does he get his just deserts, and does your Mother live to say she is sorry. I laughed in trying to read the story in her native tongue, her sense of humour was wonderful and descriptive and cried at the atrocities that fell upon her in this sometimes wicked world we live in.In the Acknowledgement notes, she mentions her first born Tina and her lovely two grandchildren, but then goes on to thankn her two children Fabian and Marie-Claire? surely she means three children?
I will try and contact the publishers and ask if there is a follow up, and if i get some conclusion i will post a note here. I am sure, as others are, this story has a beautiful ending, i truly hope it does.