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I Wish You Weren\'t My Mummy

I Wish You Weren't My Mummy

(2008)
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A hard-hitting, powerful tale of an abused child in a mixed-race family, set in a Lancashire village in the early 1960s. I Wish You Weren't My Mummy takes the reader into the mind of a child as she creates a fantasy life for herself to escape the appalling treatment meted out to her by her heartless mother and hot-tempered Irish father.

Cruel, beautiful Mummy cares only about her make-up and her many affairs. Daddy can only react with his fists. Caught in the middle, Lorne has to find somewhere to turn. The backdrop of this child's tale is a vividly portrayed, nostalgic England of farthings, Sunday schools and strong village communities that take care of their own. As a counter to the horrors that Lorne experiences, redemption comes in the distinctly Lancastrian down-to-earth humour and kindness which save her.

 
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Hardback Editions

September 2008 : UK Hardback
Title: I Wish You Weren't My Mummy
Author(s): Carole Patti Clarke
ISBN: 1-84624-257-6 / 978-1-84624-257-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Book Guild Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

July 2009 : UK Paperback
Title: I Wish You Weren't My Mummy
Author(s): Carole Patti Clarke
ISBN: 1-84624-411-0 / 978-1-84624-411-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Book Guild Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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