No Bed of Roses: Memoirs of a Madam

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Wakefield Press, 1993 - Prostitutes - 334 pages
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Autobiography of an Adelaide madam whose turbulent personal life included an abused childhood, five marriages and seven children. Her career in managing a series of escort agencies familiarised her with Adelaide's underworld, leading to an investigation by the National Crime Authority. The co-author has published eight books including 'Black Horse Odyssey'.
 

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I am one of Patties son's that she treated like shit {Pepe} my real name is Peter.In her book is full of shit and sugar coatings.She talks constant crap.I grew up with three brothers and three sisters but since discovered two more brothers and a sister when looking for my fathers grave.{SHAME ON YOU MOTHER FOR LYING TO ME}.Most my brothers and sisters have different fathers,recently I had trouble going overseas as the Govt. tried insisisting my name was not as I led to believe.{THANX AGAIN MUTHER}.Took some time to sort out but through much fucking around{pricks wanted me change my name and pay for it to revert},YOU SUCK MUTHER.I recacall you line us up to whip until someone admitted stealing food.Was fricking obvious that Mark the fat one was the culprit.I still have nightmares him wetting the top bunk you flogging him and I wake in terror "whats going on" and I'm next just for the sake of it.........Remember how we grew up and as you were flogging us he knew whick boob{tit}to slap you out with.........I wish,oh I wish......chase me down now...............you still scare your kids but try with me again old woman....And may Frank{Feddie} rot in jail.As wityh all those low lifes Hmmmmmmm I told you so MUTHER
YOU SUCK,PUT A HIT ON ME I WELCOME IT,I HAVE TRIED SUICIDE 8 TIMES.LEND ME ONE OF YOUR GUNS MISFIT
.As a mother in these times she would be locked up for child abuse.A whore that would send the kids to bed before the sun went down{looked out the window as other kids played in the stree so she could make up to whore herselft}.Smacked if you ever
 

Contents

St Patrick 8 Day
3
Spiritualism 1
15
Scruffles
27
School
33
Attempted murder
41
The coat and the convent
51
Boys
60
End of childhood
69
Spare the
219
The clients
230
A rifle on my
244
lransvestites
252
The Wheel keeps spinning
262
Decline and Fall
273
Skinny Minnie
284
Legalisation
294

Moving out
76
Two brides
85
1
142
Madam
181
The B and D
191
A day in the agency
198
The detective s
301
Prison
308
Perverting the course of justice
319
Medusa
326
Postscript
333
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David Harris is the legendary anti-war activist who went to jail for draft resistance in the 1960s. Formerly a contributing editor at the "New York Times Magazine" & "Rolling Stone", his seven previous books include "The League", "Dreams Die Hard", & "The Last Stand".

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