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The Resource Ma, I'm gettin meself a new mammy : a memoir of Dublin at the turn of the 1960s, Martha Long

Ma, I'm gettin meself a new mammy : a memoir of Dublin at the turn of the 1960s, Martha Long

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Ma, I'm gettin meself a new mammy : a memoir of Dublin at the turn of the 1960s
Title
Ma, I'm gettin meself a new mammy
Title remainder
a memoir of Dublin at the turn of the 1960s
Statement of responsibility
Martha Long
Title variation
  • Ma, I am gettin meself a new mammy
  • Ma, I'm getting myself a new mommy
  • Ma, I am getting myself a new mommy
  • Memoir of Dublin at the turn of the ninety-sixties
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"After numerous arrests for shoplifting, Martha is sent to the convent where, the judge rules, she is to get an education. Martha is relieved to be out of the clutches of her horrible drunken stepfather, Jackser, and her feckless mother, Sally, but anxious about what awaits. Her days in the convent are steady, predictable, safe--everything that her life had not been prior to being sent away. But as she says, "You can have a full belly, but your heart can be very empty." Put to back-breaking work by the nuns, and treated cruelly by the other children--they've marked her as a "street kid"--Martha works hard, keeps to herself, and steals away when she can with a cherished book. When her siblings arrive at the convent--taken from their mother by the courts--Martha is thrilled to again be with family and care for the babies. But then Sally and Jackser arrive to take the children home and beg Martha to return and help care for the kids. Martha makes a wrenching decision to stay behind, knowing with an unnatural foresight for such a young girl that they will all drag her down and possibly out forever. She must find her own way."--
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Biography type
autobiography
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DLC
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Long, Martha
Dewey number
  • 941.8/350823092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Long, Martha
  • Abused children
  • Poor children
  • Dublin (Ireland)
  • Catholic schools
  • Dublin (Ireland)
Label
Ma, I'm gettin meself a new mammy : a memoir of Dublin at the turn of the 1960s, Martha Long
Link
9781609805012.jpg
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Publication
Note
  • Sequel to: Ma, he sold me for a few cigarettes
  • Subtitle from spine
  • "First Published in Great Britain in 20089 by Mainstream Publishing Company, Edinburgh."--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn851419989
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Seven Stories Press edition.
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9781609805012
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013025720
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)851419989
Label
Ma, I'm gettin meself a new mammy : a memoir of Dublin at the turn of the 1960s, Martha Long
Link
9781609805012.jpg
Publication
Note
  • Sequel to: Ma, he sold me for a few cigarettes
  • Subtitle from spine
  • "First Published in Great Britain in 20089 by Mainstream Publishing Company, Edinburgh."--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn851419989
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Seven Stories Press edition.
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9781609805012
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013025720
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)851419989

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