• I Miss Mummy: The true story of a frightened young girl who is desperate to go home

  • By: Cathy Glass
  • Narrated by: Denica Fairman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (168 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In her new book, Cathy Glass, the number one best-selling author of Damaged, tells the story of the Alice, a young and vulnerable girl who is desperate to return home to her mother.

Alice, aged four, is snatched by her mother the day she is due to arrive at Cathy's house. Drug-dependent and mentally ill, but desperate to keep hold of her daughter, Alice's mother snatches her from her parents' house and disappears.

Cathy spends three anxious days worrying about her whereabouts before Alice is found safe, but traumatised. Alice is like a little doll, so young and vulnerable, and she immediately finds her place in the heart of Cathy's family. She talks openly about her mummy, who she dearly loves, and how happy she was living with her maternal grandparents before she was put into care. Alice has clearly been very well looked after and Cathy can't understand why she couldn't stay with her grandparents.

It emerges that Alice's grandparents are considered too old (they are in their early sixties) and that the plan is that Alice will stay with Cathy for a month before moving to live with her father and his new wife. The grandparents are distraught - Alice has never known her father, and her grandparents claim he is a violent drug dealer.

Desperate to help Alice find the happy home she deserves, Cathy's parenting skills are tested in many new ways. Finally questions are asked about Alice's father suitability, and his true colours begin to emerge.

©2010 Cathy Glass (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic Reviews

"Cannot fail to move those who read it." (Adoption-net)
"Heartbreaking." ( The Mirror)
"A truly harrowing read that made me cry." ( The Sun)

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Heart Wrenching!

As a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) in the America I found this particular book hard to listen to at times. This particular novel took me through the many emotions that I have experienced with the kids I have advocated for. Much like Cathy I have been frustrated by decisions made by Social Services as I worked through a particular case especially. She and the Social Worker found themselves at odds against a system as wheels move slowly in the case.

We forget sometimes that some four-y

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new and old together

Little Alice was just in a bad situation and never should have been taken into care. I'm happy to also hear the best part of Lucy's story too! great story!

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not one of my favorites

This one dragged on and I found it hard to listen to. Very drawn out and boring, in a sense......not what I expected from a Glass book.

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  • Susan Inglis
  • 01-10-17

Such a tragic story

This one got to me. As a nurse, I cannot agree strongly enough that lack of funding equals lack of staff. However, this simply does not justify the lack of action at the beginning of this story. This poor, innocent, sweet little girl had to suffer because of ignorance. I am so very glad that she had a happy ending.

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  • Mrs. Lorraine J. Brown
  • 04-16-15

I miss mummy

Again another emotional story from Cathy Glass. Narration was
Excellent and engaging , I look forward to hearing more books in the coming months

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  • Lisa Byrd
  • 12-02-16

Another great Cathy glass story

This is the first ever audio book I've listened to. Very well narrated and easy to listen too

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-28-22

Most fantastic books

Heartfelt fantastic real life favourite author working my way through them all. Makes you realise what you have when have your own children and the fantastic work social workers and fosters carers do

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  • Dawn C.
  • 04-19-22

good

I've listened to several of Cathy's books and they are all always a good listen.
thoroughly enjoyed this one.

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  • Anne Dudley
  • 03-15-22

Another lovely story

It was another lovely story from Cathy Glass but it did make me so annoyed, why oh why was this little girls life disrupted, why over 1 persons assessment. This should never have happened. Social services seem either to be too careful or too layed back.
As always the narrator was perfect

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  • Beverley Goodson
  • 11-12-21

Always excellently narrated.

Narrative expertly interpreted. Cathy Glass is an inspiration this book is particularly heart warming.

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  • NW
  • 11-04-21

Great book

Love Cathy Glass and she has chosen a brilliant narrator for her books. Easy to listen to and great voices.

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  • Ninja
  • 10-01-21

a heartfelt tail

An eye opener on the works that go into helping children in need. Great

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  • EllaouiseTomas
  • 08-27-21

absolutely Amazing!!!

I felt that I could put myself in Alice's shoe's not understanding what was going on & also wondering what I'd done to get myself into care, she described those fears so well & exactly how lost Alice must of felt. in the end the person who I could really empathise with was Lucy, to be able to do that is brilliantly wrote, loved every minute of it thanks Cathy 😄