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Ma, I've got meself locked up in the mad house

Ma, I've got meself locked up in the mad house

Long, Martha

When Martha draws us back into her life, she is in her 30s and has long shaken off the shackles of her mother's partner Jackser, but her daughter has left home and Martha is in bad health, lonely and vulnerable. As she teeters on the brink of a nervous breakdown, a phone call summons ghosts from the past

Paperback, Book. English.
Published Edinburgh: Mainstream, 2012
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    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status
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Statement of responsibility: Martha Long
ISBN: 1780575416, 9781780575414
Note: Originally published: 2011.
Physical Description: 444 p. ; 20 cm.
Subject: Mothers Ireland Dublin Biography.; Dublin (Ireland) Social conditions 20th century.; Poor Ireland Dublin Biography.; Long, Martha Mental health.; Biography.; Long, Martha Family.; Long, Martha.

Author note

Martha Long was born in Dublin in the early 1950s and still lives there today. She has written seven critically acclaimed volumes of autobiography, including the bestsellingMa, He Sold Me for a Few Cigarettes.Run, Lily, Runis her fiction debut.


"Blunt, moving and laugh-out-loud funny"
Irish World