Mummy Told Me Not to Tell

Mummy Told Me Not to Tell

by Cathy Glass


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Mummy Told Me Not to Tell by Cathy Glass

When Reece arrives at Cathy's door aged 7 years old, he has already passed through the hands of four different carers in four weeks. As the details of his short life emerge, it becomes clear that to help him, Cathy will face her biggest challenge yet.The latest title from the author of Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller Damaged.Reece is the last of six siblings to be fostered. Having been in care for four months his aggressive and disruptive behaviour has seen him passed from carer to carer. Although only 7, he has been excluded from school, and bites people so often that his mother calls him 'Sharky'.Cathy wants to find the answers for Reece’s distressing behaviour, but he has been sworn to secrecy by his mother, and will not tell them anything. As the social worker prepares for the final hearing, he finds five different files on Reece’s family, and is incredulous that he had not been removed from them as a baby. When the darkest of family secrets is revealed to Cathy, Reece’s behaviour suddenly starts to make sense, and together they can begin to rebuild his life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780007362967
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Publication date: 07/16/2015
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 391,687
Product dimensions: 4.30(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Cathy has been a foster carer for over 20 years, during which time she has looked after more than 70 children, of all ages and backgrounds. Cathy runs training courses on fostering for her local Social Services, and helps draft new fostering procedures and guidelines. 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.

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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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Mummy Told Me Not to Tell 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It depicts a wonderful foster home and the love and care Reese received from the foster mother and siblings. Reese was so damaged by his biological family that he needed much patience and love to begin to heal. His foster mother was skillful in treating him as he needed to be treated. The description of the abuse he had suffered and the skill that his foster mother used in helping him to recover from that abuse was fascinating. This a story of a little boy called Reece who was taken into care along with his six sibling.when he came in to care his birth mum would call him Sharky and Reece loved to bite, all his toys had something to do with sharks. It was one of the best books l have read. It made me cry every time I turned the page. I would read it again. Cathy Glass is an amazing woman to make her life helping children who need a positive, kind and loving role-model and home. This story of Reese was simply written and I read the book in a single day. Even getting a bit misty eyed with the happy ending.        
pam86 More than 1 year ago
Cathy glass is an excellent story teller. You r totally drawn into the story. So much so u wont b able to put the book down. Heartbreaking and heartwarming!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cathy must have more patience and love in her heart than anyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This a true story of turning a little boy's life from tragedy to thriving. Great practical parenting tips from a parenting expert. She combines love and common sense to turn a lost boy into a loving whole person.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cathy Glass is an incredible author. I've read and loved all of her books. She writes in such a way that you're completely engrossed in the story. After just a few pages you're rooting for her and the new child she's taken in. Definitely a must read!
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Boring !!!!! this the first and last book i will read from this author. I usually read Casey watson and will continue too. Dont waste time or money
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