By Maria Landon
The stunning tale of a tender woman compelled into prostitution by way of her personal father, and her painful trip to flee her awful early life and construct a brand new existence for herself and her sons.
Maria's dad was once a pimp, residing in a global of thieves and street-walkers. Her mom, tiring of turning tips for her husband, walked out, leaving the kids in his chaotic, violent and occasionally merciless care. via the age of 9, Maria's father was once abusing her and getting a prostitute good friend to decorate her up in stockings and makeup. by the point she was once fourteen he was once promoting her at the streets of the pink mild district in Norwich.
Despite every thing Maria nonetheless enjoyed her swaggering and occasionally fascinating father and located it not easy to tackle her personal emotions. At fifteen she ran away to King's move with an older lover who became out to be simply one other pimp. livid at wasting a pleasant little earner her father concerned the police and either he and the opposite guy have been jailed for dwelling off Maria's immoral gains. simply then may well Maria get away her stressful youth and stick to her dream of changing into a mother.
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Blakeney,’ he replied. ‘That’ll do,’ she said and that was where she ended up. She was only about thirty miles up the Norfolk coast from us but as far as we were concerned back at home she might as well have been on the other side of the world. She got herself a job in a hotel as a chambermaid and found a bed-sitting room. She contacted social services back in Norwich to tell them she’d gone and to ask them to take us into care, telling them yet again what her fears were for us. Her greatest fear, she said, was for me because of the number of times Dad had told her, and anyone else who would listen, that he was going to ‘break me in’ and put me on the game as soon as I was old enough.
I don’t believe this for a moment, but he repeated it time and time again over the years to get sympathy, and I’m sure his cronies in the pub took him at his word. Poor old Terry, with a wife he couldn’t trust. When Mum was rushed into hospital for the caesarean, Terry Junior, Chris and I were placed with a foster family. I suppose Dad didn’t think he could cope with us on his own or maybe Mum had told social services that he couldn’t and that we needed to be protected from him. By that time I think the authorities were becoming aware of his violence.
His friends in the pubs loved him for these sorts of shows of bravado, and so did I. To me he was a hero. I remember sometimes when he was in the money he would actually light his cigars from the fire with ten or twenty pound notes. I thought that was the most brilliant thing imaginable, to have a father who was actually willing to burn money. How many little girls like me ever got to see such a shockingly extravagant sight? Dad kept ferrets and he liked to put them into the inside pocket of his suit jacket when he went out to drink.