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An Innocent Baby: Why would anyone abandon little Darcy-May? by [Cathy Glass]
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Cathy Glass is a pseudonym. She has been a foster carer for over 20 years, during which time she has looked after more than 100 children, of all ages and backgrounds. Cathy runs training courses on fostering for her local Social Services, and helps draft new fostering procedures and guidelines. Cathy has three teenage children of her own; one of whom, Lucy, was adopted after a long-term foster placement.

Cathy has always had an interest in writing, combining fostering with occasional freelance journalism and commercial writing, usually when a particular issue stirs her passion. Before the success of Damaged she had written on health and social issues for the Guardian, the Evening Standard, Luton News, and the Hemel Gazette. She is also a published fiction writer, with poems and short stories published in a number of commercial magazines.

Cathy’s books have been constantly in the best-seller charts since Damaged was published in 2007, having sold over 2 million copies across her titles worldwide.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B08W986D94
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ HarperElement (16 September 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 37547 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 314 pages
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I live in England and have three children, two birth children and one adopted. When I left school I held a clerical position in the civil service, which I left to start a family. At the same time I became a foster carer, which is the inspiration for much of my writing. I have been a foster carer for over twenty-five years and am what's known as a specialist foster carer, sometimes referred to as a level 3 carer. This is in recognition of my experience and qualifications and means that I am often asked to look after children with complex needs or very challenging behaviour. I have a degree in education and psychology which I was awarded as a mature student.

I have always been a writer - from when I was at school, with poems in the school magazine. In my teens I began writing short stories, articles, a few radio plays, and entering writing competitions. Like many writers it was a hobby - something I did almost furtively in my spare time, while working, and then later fostering and looking after my family. The two halves of my life - writer and foster carer - came together in 2007 when I wrote about a child I'd fostered and the book immediately became a number one best seller. Since then there have been many bestsellers, thanks to you, my readers. I really appreciate all your support and best wishes.

For more details about me and my books and to read updates on the children please visit my website www.cathyglass.co.uk

I also write thriller books under the pen name Lisa Stone: www.lisastonebooks.co.uk

Cathy xx

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Miss R. Hughes
2.0 out of 5 stars Arghh - what’s going on, Cathy? (Please note: spoilers)
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 September 2021
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5.0 out of 5 stars Heartwrenching
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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 18 September 2021
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️A heartwrenching case for Cathy as she agrees to foster newborn Darcy-May. Cathy learns that Darcy-May's mum is only 14 so assumes the pregnancy is a result of an underage sexual relationship. As we all know, things are never that simple for a foster carer! I cried buckets reading about Darcy-May and Haylea (her mum). It really makes my blood boil! I admire all foster carers - they go through so much trauma with the young people they care for.
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Hannah Symonds
5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic written book by Cathy
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 September 2021
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another heart wrenching but great book to read k
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 September 2021
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another heart wrenching but great book to read k
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 September 2021
Another fantastically written fostering memoir from Cathy Glass . I only recieved my book yesterday dinner time and I have already finished it . It had me gripped with the highs and lows Cathy and Haylea had to go through but it shows how professional and amazing Cathy is as a Foster carer and how lucky the
children who she has fostered have been to have such an amazing role model to have in there life . I can't wait for the next book .
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5.0 out of 5 stars Heart breaking
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