Ma, I'm Gettin Meself a New Mammy

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Aged thirteen, Martha is rescued by the courts from the clutches of her evil stepfather, Jackser, and her feckless mother, Sally. After numerous arrests for shoplifting, a judge rules that she is to be sent to a convent school with the instruction that she is to get an education. Her initial relief at escaping the abuse and neglect she suffered at home is, however, short-lived, as she soon realises that there are many forms of cruelty in this life. As she says, 'You can have a full belly, but your heart can be very empty.' ...

Ma, I'm Gettin Meself a New Mammy 2014, Seven Stories Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9781609805012

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Ma, I'm Gettin Meself a New Mammy 2009, Mainstream Publishing, Edinburgh

ISBN-13: 9781845964498

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Ma, I'm Gettin Meself a New Mammy 2008, Mainstream Publishing, Edinburgh

ISBN-13: 9781845964047

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