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

  • by Cathy Glass
  • Narrated by Denica Fairman
  • 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.

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What the Critics Say

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

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Customer Reviews

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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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- Susan Inglis

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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- Lisa Byrd

Book Details

  • Release Date: 18-12-2014
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited