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Ma, He Sold Me for a Few Cigarettes

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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 cant 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 didnt work, you didnt 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 youve finished the last line.

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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 cant 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 didnt work, you didnt 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 youve finished the last line.
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Title Ma, He Sold Me for a Few Cigarettes Height 198 mm
Martha Long Width 129 mm
ISBN-13 9781845963132 Binding Paperback
ISBN-10 184596313X Spine Width
Publisher Mainstream Publishing Pages 480
Edition 2008 Availability Out Of Stock

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