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Madam - Prostitutes, Punters and Puppets

Madam - Prostitutes, Punters and Puppets [Kindle Edition]

Linda Dunscombe , Becky Adams
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)

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Nobody wakes up one day and thinks, 'I know, I'll run a brothel!' It was more a case of stumbling, quite by accident into the profession.

Madam is a riotously funny and touching peek through the keyhole of provincial massage parlours. Becky Adams escorts you through her memoirs, from her challenging childhood to brothel keeping in Buckinghamshire.

Her outrageous story is a witty and thought provoking tale of betrayal, friendship, love and loyalty. From saucy scandals and soft toys, to raids, robberies and ‘fancy fetishes’ all accompanied by a nice cup of tea and a ginger nut biscuit.

The truth really is stranger than fiction.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 866 KB
  • Print Length: 312 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0957148909
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007BDLHG0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #16,332 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great R 7 April 2012
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I didn't really know what to expect when I started to read this book. I certainly could never have imagined the impression it has left on me.
It's fair to say that I had some, probably standard, generalised, pre-conceived ideas about what a brothel was and what the woman who made it her business must be like.
How wide of the mark could those ideas be?
Madam is an emotional rollercoaster of a read, full of wit and humility, not to mention a seriously interesting insight into people and their uniqueness (as they say, there's nought so queer as folk!)through the 24:7 routine of a brothel.
It's the story of a woman juggling a career and a family. It may not be everyone's choice of career, but what is certain is that it is the choice of many.
I loved Becky's tenacity and sense of humour in the face of adversity. I haven't been able to put the book down and would recommend it as a very interesting read indeed.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars enjoyable read 30 Jan 2013
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This my first ever review and not usually the type of person who writes them but here goes
At first was not sure if this was a book I would enjoy thinking it would be all cheap innuendo and relying on titillation to keep you engrossed, taking just several days to Finnish the book my pre conceived ideas were completely changed. I found the book to be a fascinating insight to a much maligned profession great pathos and humour would recommend this book to everyone, as for Madam Becky I found her to be a warm caring human being.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A good cup of tea and some nice biscuits. 30 Mar 2012
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Life has its ups and downs. But 'Madam' is the roller coaster ride from hell. Hang on tight because it is going to be a bumpy ride. Those looking for cheap titillation move along. This is a gutsy tale of what it takes to survive outside of the law and yet still subject to all the BS and bureaucracy that this country is drowning in. You will meet some amazing characters and some real officious arses, such is the mix of life. But through it all Madam Becky soldiers on determined to protect herself, her friends and family. There are tears and laughter along the way and some eye watering insights into what turns on your non average punter. From Transvestites, to fur fetishists, sports fanatics to pony play, all find their way to the welcoming boudoir of Madam Becky. The tea flows, biscuits are eaten, gossip discussed, as a steady stream of weird and wonderful people pass through the doors of Madam Becky's various business establishments.

Highly recommended if you really want to know what the sex industry of the UK is like to work in.

I look forward to reading more in the future, for if I have one criticism, it is that the book is too short. A real page turner, enjoy.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars X-Rated Bridget Jones! 30 Mar 2012
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A great book for the more broadminded amongst you. A kind of X-Rated Bridget Jones... An auto-biography written by an extraordinary girl I once knew (from school I would add)... A bargain 1.99 on the kindle. This will be a blockbuster film one day!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book amazing!! 4 Mar 2012
This book was well and truly amazing never read suxh a book before which had everything laughs, sex, and ups and downs from the start to the finish i couldnt put the book down all the things that Becky got up to i couldnt believe it had to wait for a bit to get it on my kindle but it was worth the wait 10/10
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The one book you have to read this year... 28 Feb 2012
I don't very often get around to writing a review but this one is a must!

Becky Adams is a warm and wonderful lady and this book just had it all for me - I couldn't put it down. An absolute page turner. It had me wanting to cry for Becky one minuter and howling with laughter the next.

For entertainment value and for a true and enlightening insight into the sex industry in our country I really recommend you set a day aside to read this. I say a day because once you start, you won't put it down!

Thank you so much Becky and I can't wait for the second book.

Vicki xx
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars MIND BLOWING! 14 Feb 2012
DO NOT READ THIS BOOK...if you have any plans in your diary for the next few days. That includes going to work, feeding children, any housework to do or even needing a won't be happening!
I had read previous comments on the un-put-down-able book that has just been published; I was now on chapter 20 and had to make the painful decision to put the book down!
The reason I had come to this traumatic decision was I could not bear it to end and knew I would probably end up in some kind of book rehab, so needed to save some for later.
Do not read this book in pubic either. Screaming with laughter on the number 7 bus (I had to go to work) was a very embarrassing moment for me.
If you are in any doubt if some of it's contents are fiction; the stories are so bizarre and funny, you could not make them up!
Do not look for this book in the comedy section though as it won't be there. This book is tinged with sadness, struggle and often very dark in places. It portrays a single mum doing right by her kids and pi**ing alot of people off along the way in the dreary backdrop of a grotty city, where not much ever happens...or so you'd think...!
The best 20 chapters I have ever read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good 28 Jan 2013
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Really interesting, Frank, funny and weird!!! Really enjoyed it, read it in one sitting! Would recommend to anyone especially a holiday read!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars good read
Showed a good in site to the workings of a madam and some of the things that punter get up to
Published 28 days ago by andrew strong
5.0 out of 5 stars A JOLLY GOOD READ!
I enjoyed this interesting account of tis lady's life as a madam, t more so because I live not far from where it all took place. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Jude, Bedfordshire
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny, well written and highly entertaining.
I read this book in about 12 hours. I could not put it down. It is very well written, Becky is a very talented writer. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Louise
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastically told biog
I liked how you got to know the person (the good & the bad bits ). A good honest account. And not always as we, "the public" perceive working girls to be. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Cindy H
5.0 out of 5 stars I couldn't put the book down
Fascinating and funny yet sad in some places. I really feel for Madam Becky and the things she had to go through. This book made me antisocial for two days as I read it. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Ms. S. M. John
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting read
It started off really well, which seemed believeable, but gradually as the story went on, it seemed abit through rosy coloured specs. Read more
Published 6 months ago by linda ward
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
I wasn't sure about this book at first, but I really enjoyed it. It was very entertaining and funny, and yet made some very serious points at times. Read more
Published 6 months ago by claire knott
5.0 out of 5 stars It all goes on in Bletchley
Loved this book and Madam Becky too Not going to give nothing away but it opens your eyes to a working day in this industry, Madam Becky's was nothing like there portrayed to be! Read more
Published 6 months ago by Dee
5.0 out of 5 stars Madam prostitutes punters and puppets
Brilliant very educational giving you a proper insight to what most people would consider seedy and disgusting it wasn't brilliant
Published 10 months ago by Sian Newton
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant and compassionate insight into the world of Madam
A 'cant put down' book written very well and with a real feel to it.I would reccomend it to my granny!
Published 12 months ago by Bill Robins
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