Getting Better

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Getting Better By Marie McNamara

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Marie writes with emotion about her remarkable journey from a stay-at-home single mum, stuck in the benefit trap, to studying for a diploma in Adult Nursing at University. Beginning with very poor literacy skills, Marie’s desire to improve herself is driven by the desperate wish to give her children a better start in life. Winner of a Helena Kennedy Foundation Award for overcoming significant barriers to continue her education, Marie’s story is inspiring. An adult beginner reader. 

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ISBN / EAN 9781842310267
Author Marie McNamara
Publisher Gatehouse
Reading Level 2 - Easy Beginner Reader
  • I connected with Marie

    I think this book is suitable for anyone who has problems with reading and writing. I felt that I connected with Marie as I myself have started the same journey. It was nice to find at the end of the book that Marie is a real person and is now studying to become a nurse.

    Robin Butler 9 October 2012
  • A fantastic book

    A fantastic book that offers encouragement to anyone who is trying to improve their life.

    Baroness Helena Kennedy QC 8 October 2012
  • Dazzled by Marie’s story

    I was caught up in and dazzled by Marie’s story. It is truly an inspirational one and, having learned of her incredible life journey, I know that she will be a real credit and welcome addition to our nursing profession.

    Maura Buchanan, President of the Royal College of Nursing 8 October 2012
  • Inspiring account

    Marie voices the hopes and ambitions of thousands of people in her inspiring account of how she has succeeded against the odds.

    Mary Hamilton, Professor of Adult Learning & Literacy, Lancaster University 8 October 2012

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