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Description - Ma, He Sold Me for a Few Cigarettes by Martha Long

Born a bastard to a teenage mother in the slums of 1950s Dublin, Martha has to be a fighter from the very start.As her mother moves from man to man, and more children follow, they live hand-to-mouth in squalid, freezing tenements, clothed in rags and forced to beg for food. But just when it seems things can't get any worse, her mother meets Jackser.Despite her trials, Martha is a child with an irrepressible spirit and a wit beyond her years. She tells the story of her early life without an ounce of self-pity and manages to recreate a lost era in which the shadow of the Catholic Church loomed large and if you didn't work, you didn't eat.Martha never stops believing she is worth more than the hand she has been dealt, and her remarkable voice will remain with you long after you've finished the last line.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781845963132
ISBN-10: 184596313X
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 30mm)
Pages: 480
Imprint: Mainstream Publishing
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 15-May-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Martha Long

Martha Long was born in Dublin in the early 1950s and still lives there today. She calls herself a 'middle-aged matron' and has successfully reared three children.

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