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The Child Bride by Cathy Glass
  

The Child Bride

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A 14-year-old Asian girl pleads for foster care with a non-Asian family. Cathy Glass takes her in, finding that the girl’s family has forbidden all contact for the shame she has caused them. Just what has happened and what is she escaping from? Cathy Glass reveals the awful truth.

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Synopsis

The Child Bride by Cathy Glass

Cathy Glass, international bestselling author, tells the shocking story of Zeena, a young Asian girl desperate to escape from her family. When 14 -year-old Zeena begs to be taken into care with a non-Asian family, she is clearly petrified. But of what? Placed in the home of experienced foster carer Cathy and her family, Zeena gradually settles into her new life, but misses her little brothers and sisters terribly. Prevented from having any contact with them by her family who insist she has brought shame and dishonour on the whole community, Zeena tries to see them at school. But when her father and uncle find out, they bundle her into a car and threaten to set fire to her if she makes anymore trouble. Zeena is too frightened to press charges against them despite being offered police protection in a safe house. Eventually, Cathy discovers the devastating truth from Zeena, and with devastation she believes there is little she can do to help her.

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REVIEWS FOR DAMAGED:

'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


About the Author

Cathy Glass

Cathy Glass has been a foster carer for twenty-five years, during which time she has looked after over one hundred and fifty children, as well as raising three children of her own. She was awarded a degree in education and psychology as a mature student, and writes under a pseudonym. To find out more about Cathy and her story visit www.cathyglass.co.uk.

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Publication date

25th September 2014

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Cathy Glass

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Publisher

Harper Element an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Paperback
336 pages

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
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ISBN

9780007590001

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