A Long Way from Home - Cathy Glass

A Long Way from Home

By Cathy Glass

  • Release Date: 2018-02-22
  • Genre: Biography
Score: 4.5
From 16 Ratings


The true story of 2 year-old Anna, abandoned by her natural parents, left alone in a neglected orphanage.

Elaine and Ian had travelled half way round the world to adopt little Anna. She couldn’t have been more wanted, loved and cherished. So why was she now in foster care and living with me? It didn’t make sense.

Until I learned what had happened. …

Dressed only in nappies and ragged T-shirts the children were incarcerated in their cots. Their large eyes stared out blankly from emaciated faces. Some were obviously disabled, others not, but all were badly undernourished. Flies circled around the broken ceiling fans and buzzed against the grids covering the windows. The only toys were a few balls and a handful of building bricks, but no child played with them. The silence was deafening and unnatural. Not one of the thirty or so infants cried, let alone spoke.

About the author

Cathy has been a foster carer for over 25 years, during which time she has looked after more than 100 children, of all ages and backgrounds. She has three teenage children of her own; one of whom was adopted after a long-term foster placement. The name Cathy Glass is a pseudonym.

Cathy has written 18 books, including bestselling memoirs Damaged, Cut, and Will You Love Me?


  • A long way from home

    By Lou...Lou...
    Another fab read couldn’t put it down!!
  • A must read

    By MrsPbook
    Cathy Glass never fails to amaze me with her work, I started reading this book and finished in one evening! I couldn’t put it down. Cathy Glass always captivates my mind, all of her books are absolutely amazing. -A long way from home- is a tear jerker and a must read. I always find I learn something new every time I read a Cathy Glass book which is always a bonus. I have used some of the parenting methods mentioned in Cathy Class books in my own family, raising my own children. I hope to foster one day when my 4 children are all a little older all because of Cathy. Amazing person and amazing author and very very highly recommend!!!