Key title Although Jodie is only eight years old, she is violent, aggressive, and has already been through numerous foster families. Her last hope is Cathy Glass. A number 1 Sunday Times Bestseller. The Damaged' hardback was a Sunday Times no.1 bestseller. This is the first memoir of its kind by a foster carer. Cathy's story exposes shocking neglect and failure by the Social Services. Cathy is an excellent spokesperson and author and the book's contemporary, real-life story (Jodie is still in a home) and focus on caring and women's issues, will have a wide media appeal. Marketing activity will target fostering organisations, charities, agencies, and specialist publications, to promote and distribute the book on publication. Competition: Jenny Tomlin's Behind Closed Doors (Hodder & Stoughton, 2005, 0340837926), Jane Elliot's The Little Prisoner (Harper Element, 2005, 0007208936 , The Kid (Kevin Lewis, Penguin, 2004, 0141014628), Dave Pelzer's The Lost Boy (Orion, 2001, 0752879650)Glass, Cathy is the author of 'Damaged', published 2007 under ISBN 9780007236367 and ISBN 0007236360.