• Où es-tu, maman ?

    Cathy Glass

    Élevée par une mère droguée et alcoolique, la petite Melody, 8 ans, vit dans un sous-sol froid et humide, ne mange pas à sa faim et ne va pas à l'école. Mais, derrière ce cas de maltraitance ordinaire, se cache une réalité plus complexe... et plus douloureuse. À Cathy Glass, mère d'accueil, de lui redonner le sourire. Ses récits ont déjà touché 3 millions de lecteurs.
    Élevée par une mère droguée et alcoolique, la petite Melody, 8 ans, vit dans un sous-sol froid et humide, ne mange que rarement à sa faim, ne se lave pas et ne va plus à l'école.
    Lorsqu'elle est confi ée à Cathy Glass, son histoire apparaît tristement banale à cette maman d'accueil habituée à recevoir chez elle des enfants en grande détresse.
    Mais, derrière ce cas de maltraitance, se cache une réalité plus complexe... et douloureuse. Avec douceur, Cathy va tenter de redonner confiance à la fillette.

  • L'enfant de l'enfer

    Cathy Glass

    Le nouveau récit inédit de Cathy Glass, mère d'accueil qui redonne le sourire aux enfants maltraités.
    Cathy, mère d'accueil dévouée, se voit confier Aimée, petite fille de huit ans qui a connu l'enfer au côté d'une mère toxicomane qui la délaissait.Sale, infestée de poux, agressive, illettrée, Aimée découvre auprès de Cathy des plaisirs simples : une chambre à soi, de vrais repas, des bains, des vêtements propres et, surtout, la présence d'adultes affectueux.Sur le chemin de l'apaisement, Aimée trouve en Cathy une oreille attentive et lui dévoile les plus sombres moments de sa jeune existence.Une libération nécessaire pour qu'elle puisse laisser le passé derrière elle et aborder l'avenir avec le sourire.

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    Une enfance brisée

    Cathy Glass

    Cathy Glass, mère d'accueil, fait la rencontre de Dawn, une jeune fille de 13 ans traumatisée et qui semble cacher un lourd passé. Quel est son secret ? Le récit vrai d'une enfance à jamais meurtrie.
    Une enfant à la dérive En conflit avec sa mère, Dawn, 13 ans, est confiée à Cathy Glass, parent d'accueil.Avec son allure douce et enfantine, sa bonne volonté et son besoin d'affection, la jeune fille semble équilibrée.Mais Cathy découvre bientôt que Dawn sèche les cours, rentre parfois ivre et, surtout, se scarifie.Quel traumatisme Dawn a-t-elle donc connu pour s'infliger de telles blessures ?Cathy, qui n'a pas encore une grande expérience des ados en crise, va faire tout son possible pour aider Dawn à surmonter ses peurs et retrouver la joie de vivre.

  • Violentée

    Cathy Glass

    Lorsque Cathy Glass, mère d'accueil, se voit confier la garde de Jodie, une petite fille de 8 ans, elle ignore encore qu'elle va affronter le cas le plus difficile de sa carrière.Jodie, particulièrement violente envers elle-même et son entourage, a le niveau mental d'une enfant de 4 ans et souffre d'un trouble de dédoublement de la personnalité : apparaissent fréquemment une fillette de 2 ans, Amy, et un homme particulièrement cruel, Reg.Quelles atrocités ses parents ont-ils bien pu lui faire subir pour la détruire à ce point ? Sa mère d'accueil va découvrir l'horreur absolue qui empêchait la petite fille de s'ouvrir.Petit à petit, à force de persévérance et de gentillesse, Cathy va réussir à obtenir la confiance de Jodie, qui finira par se confier à elle. Elle retrouvera la joie de vivre et l'innocence qu'elle n'aurait jamais dû perdre.

  • " Les parents d'accueil recoivent rarement les éloges qu'ils méritent. Avec Cathy Glass, cela devrait changer ! " First Magazine
    Quel désarroi pour Cathy quand elle se voit confier Donna par les services sociaux ! La fillette de 10 ans semble porter sur ses épaules toute la tristesse du monde. Elle a le regard vide et ne dit pas un mot.
    Mais Cathy possède un don, celui de redonner confiance aux enfants qu'elle accueille chez elle.
    Avec Donna, le chemin sera long. Elle mettra du temps à révéler l'horreur que les siens lui ont fait subir. Une vraie vie de souffre- douleur ! Sa mère la battait, l'humiliait, la traitait en esclave et buvait l'argent des allocations...
    Comment dès lors ne pas se laisser étouffer par la colère et la rage ? Et, surtout, retrouver le sourire et l'espoir ?

  • Cathy, mère d'accueil expérimentée et dévouée, se voit confier la petite Beth, 7 ans, car son papa Derek, avec qui elle vit seule, vient d'être hospitalisé. À certains détails troublants que lui livre la fillette, Cathy soupçonne bien vite une relation étrange entre le père et son enfant. Un lien si exclusif que même la compagne de Derek a fui... Cathy découvre alors l'horreur. Comment s'y prendre pour permettre à la petite fille de retrouver sourire et joie de vivre ?

  • Ne dis rien...

    Cathy Glass

    " Un formidable message d'espoir. " Star Magazine
    Quand Reece, 7 ans, est confié à Cathy Glass, le petit garcon est déscolarisé et a déjà été renvoyé de nombreux foyers d'accueil. Dernier d'une famille de six enfants, tous placés, il est extrêmement violent.
    Portée par son désir de secourir cet enfant en détresse, Cathy va tenter de comprendre son histoire. Mais Reece, lui, ne veut pas parler: sa mère lui a fait promettre de taire les violences qu'il a subies...
    À force de tendresse et d'obstination, Cathy va pourtant découvrir son abominable secret. À partir de là, elle pourra aider Reece à guérir des démons qui le hantent...

  • Mandy a passé de merveilleux étés dans la maison de sa tante, quand elle était enfant. Bien des années plus tard, elle y retourne pour la première fois. Elle a beau essayer de comprendre, elle ne parvient pas à se rappeler pourquoi un jour, brutalement, elle a cessé d'y venir.

    A-t-elle fait une bêtise quand elle était enfant ? Est-ce que son père s'est disputé avec son oncle ? Mandy a l'impression que ce passé appartient à une autre vie, que sa mémoire a été comme effacée.

    Mais chaque pièce de la maison semble murmurer des échos du passé. Et peu à peu, des flashs mettent Mandy sur la voie de souvenirs que tous ses proches veulent lui faire oublier. Des souvenirs monstrueux, choquants, qui pourraient faire voler toute la famille en éclats...

  • Alex, 7 ans, enfant de personne Nouv.

    Le nouveau témoignage de Cathy Glass, la maman d'accueil qui redonne le sourire aux enfants maltraités et abandonnés des leurs que les services sociaux lui confient. Une auteure au lectorat fidèle qui évoque dans ce récit inédit le cas d'Alex, 7 ans, victime d'un passé traumatisant.
    Après des débuts difficiles, entre une mère droguée et de multiples séjours chaotiques en familles d'accueil, Alex, 7 ans, sera bientôt officiellement adopté par un jeune couple. Enfin une famille à lui !
    Mais rien ne va se passer comme prévu. Cathy Glass pensait simplement accompagner Alex dans sa transition ; c'est un défi bien plus grand qui l'attend, tant le cas du petit garçon semble désespéré du fait de son lourd passé...
    /> C'est compter sans l'expérience et la douceur de Cathy qui démontre une nouvelle fois qu'elle est bien plus qu'une mère d'accueil : une véritable maman de coeur.


  • The Girl in the Mirror is a moving and gripping story of a young woman who tries to piece together her past and uncovers a dreadful family secret that has been buried and forgotten.
    When Mandy learns her much-loved Grandpa is dying, she is devasted and returns to the house where she spent so many wonderful summers as a child. But the childhood visits ended abruptly and those happy days are now long gone. Having lost touch with the rest of her family, Mandy returns as a virtual stranger to her aunt's house to nurse her grandfather.
    Mandy hardly recognises the house that she loved so much as a child and it is almost as though her mind has blanked it out. But as certain memories come back to her, Mandy begins to piece together the events that brought a sudden end to her visits that fateful summer. What she discovers is so painful and shocking that she understands why it was buried and never spoken of by the family for all those years.


  • Cathy Glass, the no.1 bestselling author of Damaged, tells the story of the Alice, a young and vulnerable girl who is desperate to return home to her mother.


  • When Reece arrives at Cathy's door aged 7 years old, he has already passed through the hands of four different carers in four weeks. As the details of his short life emerge, it becomes clear that to help him, Cathy will face her biggest challenge yet.
    The latest title from the author of Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller Damaged.


  • A fresh and practical guide to successfully managing children's behaviour - from babies to young adults.


  • 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.
    When Aisha spots an ad for a 'personal introductory service for professionals' in the newspaper, she could never have guessed it would lead to such a perfect marriage. But you should be careful what you wish for...
    Mark is sorry the first time he hits Aisha. His tears make her all the more determined to be a better wife; not to let herself down again. But however hard Aisha tries, she can't live up to Mark's impossible expectations - or escape his terrifying, violent temper. Soon she is trapped in a cycle of horrific abuse and imprisonment. And with two young children to protect, Aisha must draw on what strength she has left to find an escape.
    What follows is something so devastating it plunges Aisha into her darkest days yet. Is the price she must pay for freedom too high?


  • 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?


  • The second novel, and first quick read title, from Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author Cathy Glass.
    My Dad's a Policeman is a dramatic and engaging story of a young boy with an alcoholic mother. Lonely, bullied and desperate for a life of happiness and security he tells everyone he meets his dad's a policeman.

  • Anglais Happy Adults

    Cathy Glass


    Number 1 bestselling author, Cathy Glass, shares her experience and expertise gained across 25 years as a foster carer in this brilliantly practical self-help guide for adults.
    The long-awaited sequel to her much-loved parenting guide, that fans of Happy Kids have been clamouring for.
    Cathy Glass reveals the secrets of happiness and contentment in adulthood by combining common-sense psychology with tried-and-tested strategies and case studies, always from her own unique and insightful perspective. With practical guidance on how to develop your own optimistic personal philosophy, tips on when to listen to intuition, and attitude and lifestyle suggestions, Happy Adults is the essential manual for getting the best out of life.
    The recipient of thousands of letters and emails from readers touched by her inspirational memoirs whose own life stories resonate with those of the children in her care, Cathy has identified the key traits in happy readers that have buoyed them up during harrowing childhoods, through to functional and successful adulthood.
    Compiling these valuable lessons on outlook and behaviour, for instance, how to dispel negativity and unproductive anger and embrace empowerment, and the importance of trust in oneself, Cathy has produced a single invaluable handbook for adults seeking fundamental life guidance or useful effective approaches for a lifetime of hope and fulfilment.


  • 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.


  • 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...
    Cathy, an experienced foster carer, is pressured into taking Jodie as a new placement. Jodie's challenging behaviour has seen off five carers in four months but Cathy decides to take her on to protect her from being placed in an institution.
    Jodie arrives, and her first act is to soil herself, and then wipe it on her face, grinning wickedly. Jodie meets Cathy's teenage children, and greets them with a sharp kick to the shins. That night, Cathy finds Jodie covered in blood, having cut her own wrist, and smeared the blood over her face.
    As Jodie begins to trust Cathy her behaviour improves. Over time, with childish honesty, she reveals details of her abuse at the hands of her parents and others. It becomes clear that Jodie's parents were involved in a sickening paedophile ring, with neighbours and Social Services not seeing what should have been obvious signs.
    It's clear that Josie needs psychiatric therapy, but instead Social Services take Jodie away from her, and place her in a residential unit. Although the paedophile ring is investigated and brought to justice, Jodie's future is still up in the air. Cathy promises that she will stand by her no matter what - her love for the abandoned Jodie is unbreakable.


  • From the Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author of 'Damaged' comes the poignant and shocking memoir of Cathy's recent relationship with Tayo, a young boy she fosters whose good behaviour and polite manners hide a terrible past.
    Tayo arrives at Cathy's with only the clothes he stands up in. He has been brought to her by the police, but he is calm, polite, and very well spoken, and not at all like the children she normally fosters. The social worker gives Cathy the forms which should contain Tayo's history, but apart from his name and age, it is blank. Tayo has no past.
    Tayo is an 'invisible' child, kidnapped from his loving father in Nigeria and brought illegally to the UK by his drink and drugs dependent prostitute mother, where he is put to work in a sweat shop in Central London. When he sustains an injury and is no longer earning, he is cast out.
    When Cathy takes Tayo to school he points out a dozen different addresses where he has stayed in the last six months, often being left alone. Tayo lies, and manipulates situations to his own advantage and Cathy has to be continually on guard. Tayo's social worker searches all computer databases but there is no record of Tayo - he has only attended school for 3 terms and has never seen a doctor. He and his mother have been evading the authorities by living 'underground'.
    With his mother recently released from prison, Tayo is desperate to live with his father in Nigeria, but no one can track him down or even prove that he exists.


  • Million-copy bestselling author Cathy Glass tells the story of Dawn, a sweet and seemingly well-balanced girl whose outward appearance masks a traumatic childhood of suffering at the hands of the very people who should have cared for her.
    Dawn was the first girl Cathy Glass ever fostered. Sweet and seemingly well balanced girl, Dawn's outward appearance masked a traumatic childhood so awful, that even she could not remember it.
    During the first night, Cathy awoke 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 live with relatives in Ireland between the ages of 5 and 9, and Cathy soon realises that the horrors Dawn was exposed to during this time have left her a very disturbed little girl.


  • 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.


  • Number 1 best-selling author, Cathy Glass, shares her experience and expertise gained across 25 years as a foster carer in this accessible and practical guide to establishing healthy and happy mealtimes.


  • 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.
    Donna had been in foster care with her two young brothers for three weeks when she is abruptly moved to Cathy's. When Donna arrives she is silent, withdrawn and walks with her shoulders hunched forward and her head down. Donna is clearly a very haunted child and refuses to interact with Cathy's children Adrian and Paula.
    After patience and encouragement from Cathy, Donna slowly starts to talk and tells Cathy that she blames herself for her and her brothers being placed in care. The social services were aware that Donna and her brothers had been neglected by their alcoholic mother, but no one realised the extent of the abuse they were forced to suffer. The truth of the physical torment she was put through slowly emerges, and as Donna grows to trust Cathy she tells her how her mother used to make her wash herself with wire wool so that she could get rid of her skin colour as her mother was so ashamed that Donna was mixed race.
    The psychological wounds caused by the bullying she received also start to resurface when Donna starts reenacting the ways she was treated at home by hitting and bullying Paula, so much so that Cathy can't let Donna out of her sight.
    As the pressure begins to mount on Cathy to help this child, things start to get worse and Donna begins behaving in erratic ways, trashing her bedroom and being regularly abusive towards Cathy's children. Cathy begins to wonder if she can find a way to help this child or if Donna's scars run too deep.

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