Daddy's Little Earner: A Heartbreaking True Story of a Brave Little Girl's Escape from Violence
The shocking story of a young girl forced into prostitution by her own father, and her painful journey to escape her horrific childhood and build a new life for herself and her sons.
Maria's dad was a pimp, living in a world of thieves and street-walkers. Her mother, tiring of turning tricks for her husband, walked out, leaving the children in his chaotic, violent and sometimes cruel care. By the age of nine, Maria's father was abusing her and getting a prostitute friend to dress her up in stockings and make-up. By the time she was fourteen he was selling her on the streets of the red light district in Norwich.
Despite everything Maria still loved her swaggering and sometimes charming father and found it hard to sort out her own feelings. At fifteen she ran away to King's Cross with an older lover who turned out to be just another pimp. Furious at losing a nice little earner her father involved the police and both he and the other man were jailed for living off Maria's immoral earnings. Only then could Maria escape her traumatic childhood and follow her dream of becoming a mother.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - TysonAdams - LibraryThing
Interesting life story from Maria, but unfortunately poorly written in both style and language. Would have been better if Maria had worked with an editor or ghost closely to create this book, as there is such an important insight into society and her life to be told here. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - littleton_pace - LibraryThing
A horrifying account of Maria's life, whose mother (abused and forced into prostitution by her husband, Maria's father) left the family when Maria was four, and which time her father began abusing her ... Read full review