Mummy Told Me Not to Tell: The true story of a troubled boy with a dark secret

Author: Cathy Glass

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007362978

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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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.

Summary of Cathy Glass's Mummy Told Me Not to Tell

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC

ISBN: N.A

Category: Family & Relationships

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 I had taken a week off after Tayo left, and before I began respite fostering I had a chance to clean and air out the bedroom. I took in Jemma, a five-year-old who had been with her carers for six months. Paula and Lucy, my daughters aged 16 and 18, were happy to help with Jemma. #2 I was asked to take care of Daisy, a 15-year-old, for two weeks. I knew from my own experience that it was difficult to find respite carers for teenagers, so I was excited to have her stay with me. #3 I had to set some ground rules for Daisy, while at the same time making her feel welcome. I made her a bedtime drink, and while Lucy and Paula took turns in the bathroom, I sat with her on the breakfast stools in the kitchen and gently explained that there were four of us in this house, and we all had to use the bathroom. #4 I had to accept that the social services thought it was best for Daisy, aged 15, to stay with her boyfriend’s parents. I was frustrated that I hadn’t been able to do my job properly and look after her.

Nasty Nice

Author: Tricia Rhodes

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1412026148

Category: Fiction

Page: 96

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Nasty Nice The central character, Ruth, is someone whose life is dominated by fears of the secrets from her past being revealed. The struggle to contain them dominates her relationships with her husband, sister, grandmother, even her own children. Unexpectedly an event occurs which blows her world apart, forcing Ruth to develop complex strategies to preserve her world, and maintain the conspiracy of silence. As the story unfolds, the reader learns not only of Ruth's secrets, but also those in the family which have been kept from her. The climax of the story is Ruth being brought face to face with the ghost from her past. The impact of this strips Ruth bare of her usual strategies, and leads to her coming to terms with who she is - the real person behind the facade. Non-Negotiable This is the story of a man trapped by his own indecisiveness. Caught between events in the past and their impact on his present situation, he exists without a meaningful purpose. Feeling worthless he struggles to pay a penance for the guilt he bears, yet has never come to terms with the part he played in it, not the feeling she struggles to hide. Events take a turn when he is forced into facing his past, has the opportunity to confront. As the story unfolds, past, present and future are brought together for the man who is typical of our times. A modern man who feels control over his own life choices has been eroded. By whom, and with what consequence form the basis of the novel.

Absolution

Author: Paul E. Hardisty

Publisher: Orenda Books

ISBN: 1912374145

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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It’s 1997, and eight months since vigilante justice-seeker Claymore Straker fled South Africa after his explosive testimony to Desmond Tutu’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. In Paris, Rania LaTour, Claymore’s former lover, comes home to find that her son and her husband, a celebrated human rights lawyer, have disappeared. On an isolated island off the coast of East Africa, the family that Clay has befriended is murdered as he watches. So begins the fourth instalment in the Claymore Straker series, a breakneck journey through the darkest reaches of the human soul, as Clay and Rain fight to uncover the mystery behind the disappearances and murders, and find those responsible. Relentlessly pursued by those who want them dead, they must work together to uncover the truth, and to find a way to survive in a world gone mad. At times brutal, often lyrical, but always gripping, Absolution is a thriller that will leave you breathless and questioning the very basis of how we live and why we love. ‘A trenchant and engaging thriller that unravels this mysterious land in cool, precise sentences’ Stav Sherez, Catholic Herald ‘This is a remarkably well-written, sophisticated novel in which the people and places, as well as frequent scenes of violent action, all come alive on the page...’ Literary Review ‘Gripping and exciting ... the quality of Hardisty’s writing and the underlying truth of his plots sets this above many other thrillers’ West Australian ‘Searing ... at times achieves the level of genuine poetry’ Publishers Weekly ‘A stormer of a thriller - vividly written, utterly tropical, totally gripping’ Peter James ‘Beautifully written, blisteringly authentic, heart-stoppingly tense and unusually moving’ Paul Johnston ‘The plot burns through petrol, with multiple twists and turns’ Vicky Newham ‘A solid, meaty thriller – Hardisty is a fine writer and Straker is a great lead character’ Lee Child ‘A fast-paced action thriller, beautifully written’ Tim Marshall, author of Prisoners of Geography

Australian Baby

Author: John Marshall

Publisher: AB Discovery

ISBN: N.A

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John Marshall was born in 1961 in Australia. This 40,000 word book is the story of his early life through to university, as he struggled as a life-long bedwetter and his desire to become a baby girl. Through nappies, baby dummies and feeding bottles, John’s struggle will resonate with many whose infantile desires began early and never ceased. Finding himself in a world that expected men to be men and boys to be boys, John Marshall fought to be the baby girl he felt inwardly, while still having a rewarding school life and finally, professional career. John is an adult baby – a sissy baby, but before that, he was a five-year-old boy wearing nappies and going to school, trying to find who he – or she – was. Long term bedwetters, ABDLs and those who simply feel unsure of their identity will relate to this story of growing up babyish, girlish and bedwetting.

Paths of Glory

Author: Jeffrey Archer

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0230741924

Category: Fiction

Page: 420

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Inspired by the true story of mountaineer George Mallory, Paths of Glory bring to life one of history's enduringly enigmatic figures in a stunning novel from bestselling author Jeffrey Archer. Some people have dreams that are so outrageous that if they were to achieve them, their place in history would be guaranteed. Francis Drake, Robert Scott, Amy Johnson, and Neil Armstrong are among such individuals. But what if one man had such a dream, and when he'd fulfilled it, there was no proof that he had achieved his ambition? Paths of Glory is the story of such a man. But not until you've turned the last page of Jeffrey Archer's extraordinary novel, will you be able to decide if mountaineer George Mallory should be added to this list of legends, because if he were, another name would have to be removed.

Duke Most Wanted

Author: Celeste Bradley

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

ISBN: 1429937491

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Sophie Blake's grandfather willed his fortune to the first of his granddaughters to marry a duke. Since her cousin, Deirdre, will seal the deal any day now, the quiet, bookish Sophie can sit back and enjoy her time with the only man she truly adores: Graham. No matter that the part charmer, part scoundrel has absolutely no designs on her! Sophie is content to engage Graham in lively conversation, beat him at cards. . .and probe at the darkness hiding behind his rakish smile. Then Graham unexpectedly gains a title, an estate in near ruins and a mountain of debt. If there is any chance of survival he must find a rich wife—quickly. As his hunt for a bride begins, Sophie realizes that she isn't even in the running. Suddenly no longer content to be a wallflower, Sophie gets a stunning make-over and becomes the belle of the ball. Lots of heads are turning...including Graham's. But this beauty has secrets of her own. Will she be his salvation or seal his fate?

Vauxhall

Author: Gabriel Gbadamosi

Publisher: Saqi

ISBN: 1846591473

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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1970s London: Young Michael runs past the railway arches and terraces of Vauxhall. Reaching the street on which he lives, he witnesses a young girl fall from a window, her sari floating down behind her. Her lifeless body lies crumpled on the ground. This incident marks the beginning of a period in which Michael's life threatens to unravel. From his sister's taunts to a series of house fires, police harassment, his parents' crumbling marriage and the realisation that the council intends to clear out the slum' he calls home, he learns to navigate his way through an array of obstacles, big and small. An extraordinary debut novel, Vauxhall tells a warm and hopeful story of a young boy and the city that surrounds him. A tenderly observed, fascinating portrait of a childhood in South London, as it moves from post-war darkness into an uncertain new era.' Blake Morrison, author of South of the River Only a poet could have written Vauxhall ... clean, swift and with flashes of lightning' Bonnie Greer Immediately appealing, this is quite an odyssey through the maelstrom that London was in the 1970s. A remarkable achievement' Brian Chikwava

Growing up Sissy Baby

Author: Andrew Stephens,John Marshall,Dylan Lewis

Publisher: AB Discovery

ISBN: N.A

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Life can be very confusing for some children. While most know who they are and traverse the journey of pre-school, preteens, teens and finally arrive at adulthood, some get stuck along the way and years later, still feel the primal urge to be children or babies again. This book is a compendium of three true life stories of three Australian boys who in different eras and different cities, each grew up wanting to stay in nappies and to remain babies. But just as importantly, each wanted to be a girl to some degree as well. You will feel their pain, their joys and their frustrations as they navigate the early years of life… Growing up as a Sissy Baby This compendium contains three amazing true-life stories of boys growing up knowing they were also baby girls. Contains: Australian Baby: a life of nappies, bottles and struggles Me, Myself, Christine Living with Chrissie

Another Forgotten Child

Author: Cathy Glass

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007486782

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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A new memoir from Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author Cathy Glass, now with an exclusive preview of Cathy’s inspiring new title, Please Don’t Take My Baby, coming out on April 25th.