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Author Long, Martha (Irish author), author

Title Ma, he sold me for a few cigarettes : a heart-rending memoir that will both horrify and inspire / Martha Long
Published Edinburgh : Mainstream, 2008

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 W'BOOL  941.8350823092 Long Lon/Mhs  AVAILABLE
Description 477 pages ; 20 cm
regular print
Summary Born illegitimate 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, clothed in rags and forced to beg for food. The author tells the story of her early life without an ounce of self-pity
Notes Originally published: 2007
Subject Long, Martha -- Childhood and youth.
Illegitimate children -- Ireland -- Dublin -- Biography.
Poor children -- Ireland -- Dublin -- Biography.
Dublin (Ireland) -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
LC no. 2008353247
ISBN 184596313X (paperback)
9781845963132 (paperback)