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Another Forgotten Child

Written by: Cathy Glass
Narrated by: Denica Fairman
Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
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A new memoir from Sunday Times and New York Times best-selling author Cathy Glass.

Eight-year-old Aimee was on the child protection register at birth. Her five older siblings were taken into care many years ago. So no one can understand why she was left at home to suffer for so long. It seems Aimee was forgotten.

The social services are looking for a very experienced foster carer to look after Aimee and, when she reads the referral, Cathy understands why. Despite her reservations, Cathy agrees to Aimee on - there is something about her that reminds Cathy of Jodie (the subject of ‘Damaged' and the most disturbed child Cathy has cared for), and reading the report instantly tugs at her heart strings.

When she arrives, Aimee is angry. And she has every right to be. She has spent the first eight years of her life living with her drug-dependent mother in a flat that the social worker described as ‘not fit for human habitation'.

Aimee is so grateful as she snuggles into her bed at Cathy's house on the first night that it brings Cathy to tears. Aimee's aggressive mother is constantly causing trouble at contact, and makes sweeping allegations against Cathy and her family in front of her daughter as well.

It is a trying time for Cathy, and it makes it difficult for Aimee to settle. But as Aimee begins to trust Cathy, she starts to open up. And the more Cathy learns about Aimee's life before she came into care, the more horrified she becomes.

It's clear that Aimee should have been rescued much sooner and as her journey seems to be coming to a happy end, Cathy can't help but reflect on all the other ‘forgotten children' that are still suffering…

©2012 Cathy Glass (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

What the critics say

"Cannot fail to move those who read it.'Adoption-net‘Heartbreaking." ( Mirror)
"A truly harrowing read that made me cry.'Sun'A true tale of hope." ( OK!)
"Foster carers rarely get the praise they deserve, but Cathy Glass's book should change all that." ( First magazine)
"A hugely touching and emotional true tale." ( Star magazine)

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amazing

this book was superb just like every other Cathy glass book I've read.
Amy is such a broken little girl who just needs love
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  • JoEllen Walker
  • 2019-08-26

A heart wrenching story of.how love heals all wounds.

Cathy Glass tells.the story of.how abuse and nearly destroys a childhood. She writes of a woman and her family that with love, tendeeneas and courage save the life of a child. Cathy Glass let's us in to see and understand how love and commitment win over a broken little girls trust and helps her to go on with a new family.

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  • Samantha
  • 2018-05-29

such a great story!

Narrator did a great job telling the story. It was one I didn't want to stop listening to.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-05-20

Amazing Journey but sad...

I will definitely be reading more Cathy Glass books. can't wait to start the next one I ordered...

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2017-08-01

love this book

started the book and couldn't out or down. it broke my heart and gave me so much joy.

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  • Rachael and Max
  • 2017-05-03

Sad but good

Great read. Great narration. Cathy Glass really does have a heart for the littles. Beautiful!

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  • Brizzle
  • 2017-01-16

Shorter than I expected

Not a bad story. Some of it seems very real, other parts sound to good to be true.

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  • Randi shelton
  • 2016-03-21

Another excellent book!

What can I say? This is another fantastic read! I've thoroughly enjoyed all the books by Cathy Glass. Onme I start reading, I can't stop and often stay up very late reading them. I absolutely love these books!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2016-03-15

Thank you Lord, there are some good people left !

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Sad but true. Bad things can go on next door to us without us ever being aware. The children can get lost in the system.....

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  • Oz-sie
  • 2016-01-16

Another Forgotten Child

A marvelous narration by Denica Fairman! She does a wonderful job of the accents and characters involved, a reading done with superb nuance and emotion suiting the character of this wonderful and educational book by Ms. Glass. I'm headed to the catalogue to look for more from both of them...

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  • Tori
  • 2015-12-09

Great story!

This was a very sad, yet very good book! It makes me realize how grateful I am to have loving parents