Don't Tell Mummy

Author: Toni Maguire

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781407417240

Category: Adult child sexual abuse victims

Page: 342

View: 4455


This heart-wrenching memoir from Toni Maguire tells the deeply moving story of an idyllic childhood that masked a terrible truth. Underneath her mother's gentility and her father's roguish charm lay horrifying secrets, which eventually led to their only child's near destruction. The first time her father made an improper advance on Toni, she was six years old. Her father warned her not to tell her mother, or anyone else, because they would blame her and wouldn't love her any more. It had to remain 'our secret.' When she finally built up the courage to tell her mother what had happened, she was told never to speak of the matter again. With no one to turn to, isolated and alone in rural Ireland, the abuse continued unhindered. At fourteen Toni fell pregnant by her father, and when her state was discovered she was made to have a late abortion which almost killed her. The truth of her childhood could no longer be kept hidden but, just as her father predicted, Toni found herself judged and rejected by her family, teachers and friends. The blame and anger she was treated with only worsened when her father was sent to prison as a result of his actions. This is the compelling story of her struggle to put the ghost of her childhood to rest, and emerge ultimately triumphant.

Don't Tell Mummy

Author: Tom B. Stone

Publisher: Skylark

ISBN: 9780553485042

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 102

View: 5549


Park and his friends from Graveyard School wander away from the rest of the class on a trip to the museum, where they find out the hard way why the mummy exhibit is closed to visitors. Original.

Don’t Tell Mummy: A True Story of the Ultimate Betrayal

Author: Toni Maguire

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007279833

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 352

View: 4045


This heart-wrenching memoir from Toni Maguire tells the deeply moving story of an idyllic childhood that masked a terrible truth. Underneath her mother's gentility and her father's roguish charm lay horrifying secrets, which eventually led to their only child's near destruction.

Postcolonial Plays

Author: Helen Gilbert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136218246

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 496

View: 7678


This collection of contemporary postcolonial plays demonstrates the extraordinary vitality of a body of work that is currently influencing the shape of contemporary world theatre. This anthology encompasses both internationally admired 'classics' and previously unpublished texts, all dealing with imperialism and its aftermath. It includes work from Canada, the Carribean, South and West Africa, Southeast Asia, India, New Zealand and Australia. A general introduction outlines major themes in postcolonial plays. Introductions to individual plays include information on authors as well as overviews of cultural contexts, major ideas and performance history. Dramaturgical techniques in the plays draw on Western theatre as well as local performance traditions and include agit-prop dialogue, musical routines, storytelling, ritual incantation, epic narration, dance, multimedia presentation and puppetry. The plays dramatize diverse issues, such as: *globalization * political corruption * race and class relations *slavery *gender and sexuality *media representation *nationalism

Love is Strange

Author: Joseph Connolly

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1782067078

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 6262


In the kitchen Gillian loads the Hotpoint and frets about letting her baby go. In the bathroom Clifford styles his hair like Cliff's and wishes for a television. In the front room Arthur smokes a pipe and plots to fend off the loan sharks. In her bedroom Annette lifts up her nightie and heads for Clifford's room. In a tour-de-force of undressed taboo, four monologues intertwine to begin the story of an ordinary family in the fifties. How their seemingly contented, simple world bubbles under with odd desires and secret pangs - how it is shaken when they come to light - and how, step by step with the dawning sixties, life for all of them is whirled into a carousel of fashion, debauchery and explosive revelation.

Transitions in the Early Years

Author: Lyn Trodd

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446249786

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 6645


Designed to facilitate professional development and critical reflection in the leadership of services for children and families, this book will enhance the understanding of readers from a range of disciplines and at varying levels of study. Packed with case studies depicting the experiences of children and their families in transition and exploring a wide range of scenarios, the chapters explore transitions from a range of perspectives.

The English Ladder Level 1 Teacher's Book

Author: Susan House,Katharine Scott,Paul House

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107400643

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 8641


The English Ladder is a four-level course designed to help pupils take their first steps in English. Join Freddie the frog for fun, adventure and lively language learning through engaging stories, challenging songs, games, tongue twisters, and communication activities. Part of a four-level course, this Level 1 Teacher's Book features lesson-by-lesson teaching notes, notes for activities in the Pupil's Book and Activity Book, tests for the end of each unit and each level, and clear guidance on language presentation.

Therapeutic Parenting Essentials

Author: Sarah Naish,Sarah Dillon,Jane Mitchell

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1787750329

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

View: 2121


All families of children affected by trauma are on a journey, and this book will help to guide you and your family on your journey from trauma to trust. Sarah Naish shares her own experiences of adopting five siblings. She describes how to use therapeutic parenting - a deeply nurturing parenting style - to overcome common challenges when raising children who have experienced trauma. The book describes a series of difficult episodes for her family, exploring both parent's and child's experiences of the same events - with the child's experience written by a former fostered child - and in doing so reveals the very good reasons why traumatized children behave as they do. The book explores the misunderstandings that grow between parents and their children, and provides comfort to the reader - you are not the only family going through this! Full of insights from a family and others who have really been there, this book gives you advice and strategies to help you and your family thrive.

You Need Me

Author: Sharon Bairden

Publisher: Red Dog Press

ISBN: 1914480236

Category: Fiction

Page: 314

View: 5319


‘Your secret didn’t die with me.’ The mysterious note tucked inside the pages of a recently returned book leaves librarian, Morag McLaughlin, chilled to the bone. She knows it was meant for her. Someone out there knows her darkest secrets and they could destroy everything. Torn apart from her own family, she will stop at nothing to create a perfect new one. Why are they all so ungrateful? She’s only looking after them... Isn’t she?

Home

Author: Amanda Berriman

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 147354484X

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 8727


'Packs a huge emotional punch... heartbreaking...' - Daily Mail Jesika is four and a half. She lives in a flat with her mother and baby brother and she knows a lot. She knows their flat is high up and the stairs are smelly. She knows she should not draw on the wall where the wallpaper is peeling or touch the broken window. And she knows she loves her mummy and Toby. She does not know that their landlord is threatening to evict them and that Toby’s cough is going to get much worse. Or that Lauren, her new best friend, has a secret that will explode their world.