Ma, I'm Gettin Meself a New Mammy

Ma, I'm Gettin Meself a New Mammy

Description

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 many forms of cruelty in this life. As she says, 'You can have a full belly, but your heart can be very empty.' Ostracised by the other children for being a 'street kid' and put to back-breaking work by the nuns, she leads a lonely existence, her only joy coming from the books she devours and her mischievous sense of humour. Desperate for love and a little place where she feels she belongs, despite all that she has suffered Martha retains her compassion for others and still continues to hope for a brighter future when she will be free to make her own way in life.

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Details

Author(s)
Martha Long
Format
Paperback | 336 pages
Dimensions
129 x 198 x 21mm | 234g
Publication date
07 May 2009
Publisher
Transworld Publishers Ltd
Imprint
Mainstream Publishing
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
ISBN10
1845964497
ISBN13
9781845964498
Bestsellers rank
8,560