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Book details
  • Genre:HUMOR
  • SubGenre:Topic / Adult
  • Language:English
  • Pages:310
  • eBook ISBN:9780957148925

Madam - Prostitutes, Punters and Puppets

Memoirs of a Very British Brothel

by Becky Adams

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MADAM Winner of 'Publication of the Year 2012' Global Erotic Awards Winner of Non-Fiction Brit Writers Award 2012 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.
Amazon review: Matthew Castelli (Alexandria, VA) One of the many things I really enjoyed about this book is how Madam Becky started and finished the book as it really sets the stage for the whole story, no pun intended. Much like how I wasn't sure with where to start writing this review I can see where Madam Becky might not have been sure where to start her story, but the opening image of Madam Becky speaking to a room full of people, sure that somewhere lurked a punter or two (the statistics back up this assertion), is very much brought to life from start to finish. Madam Becky shows us a view under the shiny veneer into what some people really want in life in order to feel some fulfilment and connection, whether that connection is with a woman, man, or plush toy. (Spanky Monkey put in some long hours). For example, there is Wiggy, Mistress Matrix, "John" and his wife, and the list goes on. The point here is Madam Becky works to service her customers and treats each, and the material here, with dignity, respect, decency, and fair consideration. Madam Becky's relationship with law enforcement, of which there were many encounters, also demonstrates these qualities. As Madam Becky says at one point - they are just doing their job. There are quite a few genuinely funny moments that had me laughing out loud, and can best be summed up in the feeling that it can be amazing what one accepts as commonplace and as the "new" normal. These scenes from the book again are told here with dignity and grace, never making fun of anyone, and never outing anyone either. Many customers are discussed here but only Madam Becky knows who they really are, and that is how it should be. The job is to serve customer's needs, not disparage, humiliate, or vilify, well not unless they've paid extra and that is what the customer wants, all part of the job. Amazon review K. A. Wallis (Milton Keynes) 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 roller coaster 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.
About the author
BECKY ADAMS is an award winning author and professional speaker who lives in Milton Keynes Buckinghamshire with her small dogs and horses. She has two daughters and a grandson. In her previous life as a Madam she spent twenty years involved in the British sex industry. During that time she featured in ITV’s Personal Services Series and her exploits graced most of the tabloids. She has appeared on the Trisha show as well as BBC and SKY news. Becky still appears regularly on the TV and radio as well as the newspapers, and is BBC Radio’s official spokesperson for the UK sex industry. A university lecturer on the ‘indoor sex market’, Becky Adams works with the Big Lotto Fund as a mentor in their Student Sex Worker Project. She was also the founder of Scrubbers Topless Carwash, Madam Becky’s Gentlemen’s Clubs and FooFoo adult shops. www.madambeckyadams.co.uk LINDA DUNSCOMBE is a Writer and Tutor with an MA in TV Scriptwriting from DeMontfort University, Leicester.