Daddy's Little Earner: A heartbreaking true story of a brave little girl's escape from violence Hardcover – 7 Jan 2008
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‘[a] heartbreaking true story’
South Wales Argus
About the Author
Maria Landon was a teenage prostitute with a drink and drugs habit when she became pregnant with her first child. The arrival of the baby changed everything and, having been through counselling to help deal with her past, she then began to teach personal development. Her aim is to help people who have been taught as children to think that they are worthless, a technique her father used to keep her in his power. She is now the mother of two sons in their twenties.
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Stories like this are becoming more and more common, i am not saying that what happened to Ria was normal but the walls of silence are breaking away so the predators cant get away with it anymore. The one thing that does puzzle is me is there is no mention of her brothers at the end it would have been nice to know they had turned their lives around to.
It is an amazing book! And not simply because of the subject matter, but the prose must stand amongst the best British literature and "Laurie Lee", immediately springs to mind. You may think as you read through the chapters, that, Maria, must have had an astoundingly good editor, then as you read on, you come to realise, this woman is brilliant!
You will cry with her and then you will laugh with her. The brutality will horrify you, the irony will sadden you, but the love she has for her father has no bounds. He is a bully, who seeks the attention of prostitutes for his narcissistic fix. An alcoholic, a gambling junky and pimp, who is in and out of prison. Her mother, a beautiful woman, who did love him, he turns into a prostituted woman and then, she leaves him. How can any woman love such a selfish egotist, but his daughter did. As she repeatedly, says, "He is all, I have". "I am sure deep down somewhere, he must love me".
The introduction ends with the paragraph: "Every little girl has the potential to be a pop star a ballerina, a doctor, a barrister, a policewoman or a prostitute, but to make the right choices they need support and guidance from the people whose responsibility it is to care for them. With a dad like mine, I never stood a chance." Absolutely correct, Maria!
On her birth Maria's father joked that, he would make her the best prostitute on the block. By age nine, Maria's father was abusing her.Read more ›
How can someone do such things with their own childring is something I wish to know. Some people should not be allow to have children.
Everyone should read this book and learn of a demaged children and be alarm with the signs.
Children need to be protected!!
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