Priceless: My Journey Through a Life of Vice

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Hodder General Publishing Division, May 1, 2007 - Prostitutes - 372 pages
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Charlie Daniels has experienced every level of the business of prostitution, been to the depths, risen to the heights and survived both. She started her career as a streetwalker when she was a seventeen year-old single mother, living in a desolate tower block. She needed the money to buy nappies. Her dream was to live an exciting life, and since she had virtually no qualifications, the streets seemed to offer the best way to get it. But the streets are run by and for dangerous people. Eventually she realised that she wasn't going to be able to look after her beloved daughter properly and was forced to hand her over to her own foster mother, just as she herself was given away nearly twenty years before.

Charlie went into business as a Madam. But the streets caught up with her; she got into a fight with a group of girls, stabbed one of them in the eye, and ended up doing time. In prison she saw the error of her ways but within months of coming out, circumstances had forced her back onto the game. Deciding that there was now no other way out of the poverty trap, Charlie went back into business with a vengeance, becoming one of the most successful Madams in the country, with a string of fifty girls working for her.

By the time she was in her thirties Charlie had reached the pinnacle of her profession but she had also realised just how shallow and meaningless her life was, and how much she wanted to get her daughter back before it was too late. She would have to reinvent herself one last time...

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User Review  - Nicki - Goodreads

pretty good true story. Very brave of this author to share her life in such detail. I was glad she was able to get herself out of the prostitution and away from the low lives and use her experiences to help others. Read full review

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User Review  - Ann James - Goodreads

This book takes you right into the action & punches you in the gut. It reads like a Martina Cole thriller and once I picked it up I could not put it down. To be fair I did have more reason than most ... Read full review

About the author (2007)

Charlie Daniels was born and brought up in the north of England and, having worked at all levels of the sex industry and spent time in prison, she now campaigns on the issues of prostitution and women in jail. She lives in Leeds with her daughter.

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