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Ma, I'm gettin meself a new Mammy : the heartbreaking true story of a little girl who just wanted to be loved

Author: Martha Long
Publisher: Edinburgh ; London : Mainstream Pub., 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Aged thirteen, Martha is rescued by the courts from the clutches of her evil stepfather, Jackser, and her feckless mother, Sally. After numerous arrests for shoplifting, a judge rules that she is to be sent to a convent school with the instruction that she is to get an education. Her initial relief at escaping the abuse and neglect she suffered at home is, however, short-lived, as she soon realises that there are  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Named Person: Martha Long
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martha Long
ISBN: 9781845964498 1845964497
OCLC Number: 313668230
Description: 336 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Martha Long.

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Aged thirteen, Martha is rescued by the courts from the clutches of her evil stepfather, Jackser, and her feckless mother, Sally.  Read more...

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"[Martha's] humour, verve and inextinguishable spark of hope always shine through, which is what makes her book so appealing" * Irish Independent * "A born survivor, Martha is undoubtedly also a born Read more...

 
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