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- Average Customer Review: 96 customer reviews
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Would have loved to have seen the chat shows xox
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.
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.
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.
Throw away the chains and whips for an evening, and perch yourself into a cosy chair or bed for that matter accompanied by Becky Adams, and her wonderful book - "Madam - Prostitutes, Punters and Puppets," which takes the reader into the very real journey of the British sex industry.
This book is an eye opening, page turning marvel, detailing one lady's time trying to run a brothel in supposed sexually conservative Britain. Do not be mistaken, the book is not full of sordid tell-tale stories. It is very much about one woman's amazing journey, to defy the odds time and time again, all the while, trying to afford a decent level of protection and discretion to those involved in the industry.
"Madam - Prostitutes, Punters and Puppets" is bursting with hilarious stories, dysfunctional, and the not so dysfunctional characters, and outright brilliant escapades at times. It literally choked me up with laughter in many parts, as Becky Adams shares stories about her first personal foray into the back of a Chinese oriental restaurant, through to a riotous trip to Royal Ascot, and the various dramatic forced relocations, while attempting to keep ahead of the law and authorities. There is a chuckle or a great laugh in this book for everyone however; if there ever was a book written to educate and inform people on why we should legalise the sex industry, this book is it.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
Took me about 3 months to read, kept losing interest in it. Not worth buying. Would not recommend to anyone.Published 10 months ago by car55
I found the first chapters riveting, but I felt that the rest of the book became a tad repitious. The author is a feisty, witty woman and I rate this a good read.Published 13 months ago by John Colvin
This is the second book I have read by this author a very good read and will be ready more of her booksPublished 14 months ago by Michelle Fitch
I remember a number of the newspaper articles and places in the book, it got me hooked, I didn't want to put it down.
Well written, funny and enlightening.
A glimpse of a world which many of us fail to acknowledge. A world which seems bizarre to many but is normality for others. Well worth a read.Published on 7 July 2015 by mr d p thorpe
It really is an easy read, humorous, sad, and a testament to Beckys attitude of "not being beaten". Despite the title I would recommend it to female readers. Read morePublished on 11 Jun. 2015 by Mr. DJ Frankland
Funny, interesting, emotive - couldn't put it down! Reading Becky's story from the beginning to now was full of honest tales, the good and the bad - what a crazy and exciting (and... Read morePublished on 5 Jun. 2015 by Laura Cope
This was a very interesting read. It opened door into a world many people never see or understand. Well written with an entralling story to tell. Read morePublished on 12 April 2015 by Veritas