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Daddy's Little Earner: A heartbreaking true story of a brave little girl's escape from violence [NOOK Book]

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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. ...
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Daddy's Little Earner: A heartbreaking true story of a brave little girl's escape from violence

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780007283972
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/4/2008
  • Sold by: Harper Collins UK
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: ePub edition
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 73,257
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet 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 aged 19 and 22.


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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2013

    This males me sick

    Why would you do that?????????? force one of your own fleash and blood into prositution. i think that the man who did this should be put behind bars for a VERY VERY VERY VERY long time. a person should not be able to do that and get away with it. It makes me sick

    AND BY THE WAY, WHOEVER THINKS THIS STORY IS FAKE,
    YOU GUYS ARE SOME MESSED UP PEOPLE

    Im glad that she was able to live through this and try to make a life for her sons

    8 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2013

    recommended:

    A horrible story of abuse by her own father,told in her own words. No child should ever be treating this badly! All children want is love. The book was hard to read in some places.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2012

    Really good read!!!

    Really good read!!!

    5 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2013

    Hope should bee with here

    Once a read through half this book i just couldnt look away my heart goes out to here

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2013

    Why

    Why do many here complain that writing these books are sick? How would they know how sick it is unless they read it. If its not to your liking put it down, throw it away, anything but no, you sat and read it all then complained. Give me a break. You physically searched for this book, bought it, read it, all of it, then complained. How stupid. Its your choice to read a storie or did someone stand over you and force you to read every word?

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2013

    It's a good book...but at times I had to just put it down so I c

    It's a good book...but at times I had to just put it down so I could gather my thoughts. Itt was hard to read abou the abuse this child endured at the hands of her parents!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2013

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    This book is so disguesting it should not even be published, much less on sale. This belongs in the trash. I will not read any books involving child abuse and those who profit from it.

    2 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2013

    Good

    Wow. What a life this woman had. Makes me so sad to read about such horrible abuse. Maria is incredible to have survived this life. Thank goodness she was able to put the father away in prison for a while and that people finally listened to her horrors.
    Those people who think this sort of story should not be told must think all abuse must be kept in the closet. Telling their story is probably helpful for them to survive and good therapy.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2013

    Ewwwww

    Why would u write books about this her dad and any obe else who does this is sick

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2013

    Not too graphic

    Just an average book on child sexual abuse. She told her dtofy without being overly graphic.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2013

    Is it bad for young readers?

    I want to read it but I think its bad.

    1 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2014

    Unbelievable...so sick and sad.

    I can't believe the things this poor little girl had to deal with & can't believe her mother allowed it to happen. I'm glad she had the strenght and courage to survive through her horrific upbringung. Really good book & couldn't put it down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2014

    Enjoyed

    Really good and engrossing. Terribly sad but well written

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2013

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    0 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2011

    Not as gripping as I thought

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