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Publisher's Summary

In her new book, Cathy Glass, the number one best-selling 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.

©2010 Cathy Glass (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic Reviews

"Cannot fail to move those who read it." (Adoption-net)
"Heartbreaking." ( The Mirror)
"A truly harrowing read that made me cry." ( The Sun)

What listeners say about I Miss Mummy: The true story of a frightened young girl who is desperate to go home

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  • Gloria Burkhart
  • 23-03-2016

Heart Wrenching!

As a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) in the America I found this particular book hard to listen to at times. This particular novel took me through the many emotions that I have experienced with the kids I have advocated for. Much like Cathy I have been frustrated by decisions made by Social Services as I worked through a particular case especially. She and the Social Worker found themselves at odds against a system as wheels move slowly in the case.

We forget sometimes that some four-y

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  • SushisArmy
  • 16-03-2019

new and old together

Little Alice was just in a bad situation and never should have been taken into care. I'm happy to also hear the best part of Lucy's story too! great story!

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  • Lisa Willett
  • 04-03-2018

not one of my favorites

This one dragged on and I found it hard to listen to. Very drawn out and boring, in a sense......not what I expected from a Glass book.

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  • Susan Inglis
  • 10-01-2017

Such a tragic story

This one got to me. As a nurse, I cannot agree strongly enough that lack of funding equals lack of staff. However, this simply does not justify the lack of action at the beginning of this story. This poor, innocent, sweet little girl had to suffer because of ignorance. I am so very glad that she had a happy ending.

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  • Mrs. Lorraine J. Brown
  • 16-04-2015

I miss mummy

Again another emotional story from Cathy Glass. Narration was
Excellent and engaging , I look forward to hearing more books in the coming months

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  • Lisa Byrd
  • 02-12-2016

Another great Cathy glass story

This is the first ever audio book I've listened to. Very well narrated and easy to listen too

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-10-2020

Great book.

What a great writer. loved this book. and was great having someone read it for me.

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  • Reeree
  • 04-08-2020

amazing

Once again another amazing story on to the next book very emotional reading couldnt put it down

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  • Maxine Moore
  • 13-05-2020

brilliant

its such a wonder to walk into a person's life and join them, the story had me hooked from the start such dedicated care from Cathy and a wonderful story teller in Denica thank you

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  • Sharon Anstead
  • 01-01-2020

I miss mummy

An extremly good read as you can expect from Cathy glass. Looking forward to reading another one of her entertaining reads

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  • ajb
  • 02-10-2019

I loved this book.

spoilers ahead! This is the story of Alice who it would seem was mistakenly, removed from her Grandparents wonderful care. It is also an small insight as to the struggles of social workers who are understaffed and to the slow wheels of our justice system.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-09-2019

Incredible

I always love reading cathy glass books and I was unsure of using audio in the car while i was working but the radio was getting quiet annoying to listen to, so for my 1st time on listening to the book I was completely amazed how engrossed I was listening to it and how I didn't want to turn it off! I'm so glad I got of the fear of not enjoying listening to audio books and ruining the experience I have when I read the books myself

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  • QueenMama32
  • 27-12-2018

cathy glass

loved this book I like all of the cathy glass books. They all have a beautiful ending x

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