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The Child Bride [Kindle Edition]

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

When 14 -year-old Zeena begs to be taken into care with a non-Asian family, she is clearly petrified. But of what?

Placed in the home of experienced foster carer Cathy and her family, Zeena gradually settles into her new life, but misses her little brothers and sisters terribly. Prevented from having any contact with them by her family who insist she has brought shame and dishonour on the whole community, Zeena tries to see them at school. But when her father and uncle find out, they bundle her into a car and threaten to set fire to her if she makes anymore trouble. Zeena is too frightened to press charges against them despite being offered police protection in a safe house.

Eventually, Cathy discovers the devastating truth from Zeena, and with devastation she believes there is little she can do to help her.

About the Author

Cathy has been a foster carer for over 25 years, during which time she has looked after more than 100 children, of all ages and backgrounds. She has three teenage children of her own; one of whom was adopted after a long-term foster placement. The name Cathy Glass is a pseudonym.

Cathy has written 16 books, including bestselling memoirs Cut, Hidden and Mummy Told Me Not To Tell.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2313 KB
  • Print Length: 321 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0007590008
  • Publisher: Harper Element (25 Sep 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00JD3ZLKY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #47 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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5.0 out of 5 stars Heart-Rending 26 Sep 2014
By ACB (swansea) TOP 50 REVIEWER
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Zeena is a 14 year old girl from Bangladesh. She has volunteered to go into social care through her social worker, Tara, into the capable hands of Cathy Glass. This is a tale of a traumatic early experience that becomes involved with the Asian community. Cathy and Zeena form a relationship that have uncomfortable moments that they face head on. They tell a story that is both absorbing and topical. Another Cathy Glass classic.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Buy it now!!! You won't be disappointed 29 Sep 2014
By Penny
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Cathy Glass yet again does not disappoint! Read this book in 4 hours as literally couldn't put it down- it is a very interesting and eye opening story of a life that reflects what unfortunately still occurs in today's world. By sharing a part of her life this also helps to highlight what we can all do to help and to realise that many of our problems are small and manageable.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another fantastic book. 29 Sep 2014
By Kirsty
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Another fantastic book from Cathy. As with all of her other books, I couldn't put this down, and finished it in one sitting! Cathy is an incredibly talented and compassionate author, and once again I was moved to tears by Zeena's story. The world would be a far better place if there were more people like Cathy around.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read in 2 days 1 Oct 2014
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Cathy Glass is one of my best authors. And this story had me so engrossed with a mixture of feelings that I just had to keep reading. I had read all of Cathy Glass books and this is one of the best ones. Learning about a child bride and different cultures.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Child Bride 29 Sep 2014
By K Waugh
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Another great read from Cathy Glass. I really could not put it down!
The content of this book is not for the faint hearted. The issues covered are extremely harrowing and truly shocking.
Well done Cathy, thank you for sharing this story. x
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This author is exceptional I have read all of her books and I have yet to read a bad one every book leaves you with memories and some of the stories beggar belief that these thing go on in todays world yet again another brilliant book
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5.0 out of 5 stars ... 28 Sep 2014
By pinkhca
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what a brave girl. Good to see the showing that there can be successes in the social care system when you hear of so many failings. Well done cathy for all the work you do fostering children/teenagers you are truly amazing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another unmissable story by Cathy 28 Sep 2014
By tommo
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Another touching story of a child betrayed by her family, brilliantly and touchingly written by Cathy. A story too dreadful to imagine but told with such care and compassion that it is a story that you cannot abandon.
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