Damaged The Heartbreaking True Story of a Forgotten Child

Author: Cathy Glass
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 9780007279753
Release Date: 2009-01-19
Genre: Family & Relationships

The Sunday Times and New York Times Bestseller. Although Jodie is only eight years old, she is violent, aggressive, and has already been through numerous foster families. Her last hope is Cathy Glass...

Another Forgotten Child

Author: Cathy Glass
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 9780007486786
Release Date: 2012-09-13
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

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.

Mummy Told Me Not to Tell

Author: Cathy Glass
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 9780007362967
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Seven-year-old Reece was the last of six siblings to be taken into foster care. Cathy, Reece's foster carer, was about to unravel a truth about the reasons for his violent and aggressive behaviour - a truth more shocking than she'd ever imagined.

The Saddest Girl in the World

Author: Cathy Glass
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 9780007321575
Release Date: 2009-03-20
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author of Damaged tells the true story of Donna, who came into foster care aged ten, having been abused, victimised and rejected by her family.

The Night the Angels Came

Author: Cathy Glass
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 9780007445691
Release Date: 2011-09-15
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A new memoir from Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author Cathy Glass. When Cathy receives a call about a terminally ill widower terrified of leaving his son all alone in the world, she is wracked with sadness and indecision. Can she risk exposing her own young children to a little boy on the brink of bereavement?

Cut

Author: Cathy Glass
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 9780007280988
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Abused children

Dawn was the first child Cathy Glass' ever fostered. A sweet and seemingly well balanced girl, but her outward appearance masks a traumatic childhood so awful, that even Dawn cannot remember it. During the first night, Cathy awakes to see Dawn looming above Cathy's baby's cot, her eyes staring and blank. She sleepwalks - which Cathy learns is often a manifestation in disturbed children. It becomes a regular and frightening occurrence, and Cathy is horrified to find Dawn lighting a match whilst mumbling It's not my fault in her sleep one night. Cathy discovers Dawn is playing truant from school, and struggling to make friends. More worryingly she finds her room empty one night, and her pillow covered in blood. Dawn has been self-harming in order to release the pain of her past. When Dawn attempts suicide, Cathy realises that she needs more help than she can give. Dawn's mother eventually confides in her that Dawn was sent away to relatives in Ireland between the ages of 5 and 9, and came back very disturbed. She also sheds light on the reason for Dawn's fascination with matches and Cathy's baby. Eventually Dawn is placed in a psychiatric home for children, and five years later she gets in touch with Cathy. She has been reconciled with her mother and is now training to become a teacher.

Damaged

Author: Chris Wild
Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Ltd.
ISBN: 9781911600657
Release Date: 2018-06-14
Genre: Family & Relationships

'We were just sacks of flesh existing as punchbags for their rage, or toys for their entertainment' Chris Wild lost his dad aged 11, leaving him to grow up in the care system. There, he witnessed the incessant physical and sexual abuse of children, with the only escape leading to the streets. So many others like him, failed by the systems put in place to protect them, ended up with nothing but drink, drugs, prostitution and crime as their normality. Later, working in a care home himself became the only way Chris could help, but he was shocked to discover little had changed and vulnerable children were still being failed. In Damaged, he shares heartbreaking memories of the care system along with the stories of all the boys, girls, men and women he met along the way - exposing why we must take action now to protect all of Britain's forgotten children.

A Baby s Cry

Author: Cathy Glass
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 9780007445707
Release Date: 2012-03-15
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

What could cause a mother to believe that giving away her newborn baby is her only option? Cathy Glass is about to find out. From author of Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller Damaged comes a harrowing and moving memoir about tiny Harrison, left in Cathy’s care, and the potentially fatal family secret of his beginnings.

Hidden Girl

Author: Shyima Hall
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781442481688
Release Date: 2014-01-21
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The author relates how she was sold by poor parents into slavery and forced to endure brutal servitude in California until a neighbor's anonymous call to the police began her journey to freedom and her subsequent efforts to fight for child slaves.

Run Mummy Run

Author: Cathy Glass
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 9780007436644
Release Date: 2011-04-14
Genre: Fiction

From the author of Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller Damaged, the gripping story of a woman caught in a horrific cycle of abuse - and the desperate lengths she must go to, to escape.

Broken

Author: Shy Keenan
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 0340937440
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

An internationally respected advocate in the fight for justice for victims of child sexual abuse tells her story of survival in the midst of beatings, daily rape, and sexual slavery and details her efforts to secure imprisionment for those responsible for the abuse she suffered.

Punished A mother s cruelty A daughter s survival A secret that couldn t be told

Author: Vanessa Steel
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 9780007287925
Release Date: 2009-02-02
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

‘Punished’ is the inspiring true story of an unusual little girl, Vanessa, whose childhood was devastated by torture and abuse at the hands of her sadistic mother. Vanessa was nearly destroyed until she discovered a secret that ultimately saved her life.

They Cage the Animals at Night

Author: Jennings Michael Burch
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780451489517
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Shuttled through a bleak series of foster homes, orphanages, and institutions, Jennings never remained in any of them long enough to make a friend. Here, in his own words, Jennings Michael Burch reveals the abuse and neglect he experienced during his lost childhood. But while his experiences are both shocking and devastating, his story is ultimately one of hope - the triumphant tale of a forgotten child who somehow found the courage to reach out for love and found it waiting for him.

The Damage Done

Author: Warren Fellows
Publisher: Pan Australia
ISBN: 9781742629308
Release Date: 1999-02-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

In 1978 Warren Fellows, Paul Hayward and William Sinclair were convicted of heroin trafficking between Thailand and Australia. They were sentenced to life imprisonment in Bangkok's notorious Bang Kwang men's prison, the Bangkok Hilton. For Warren Fellows, it was the beginning of twelve years of hell. The Damage Done takes you behind the bars of a Bangkok prison. A place where sewer rats and cockroaches are the only nutritious food, where autocratic prison guards giggle as they deliver pulverising blows and where the worst punishment by far is the khun deo - solitary confinement, Thai style. Brutally honest and repentant of his initial crime, Warren talks about the decade of his life he lost in leg irons. The Damage Done is a brave and compelling book that poses harrowing questions on the nature of justice. 'Not a book for the fainthearted...A gut-wrenching confessional of endless days and nights in purgatory.' HERALD SUN 'Exceptionally readable' THE AUSTRALIAN