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 Rolf Harris fetishes all accompanied by a nice cup of tea and a ginger nut biscuit. The truth really is stranger than fiction.
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(5 Reviews) 5
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Customer Reviews for Madam
Review 1 for Madam
Buy it..... You will learn something!
20 February 2012
A no frills, accurate account of a life lived in order to survive. Many laughs had and tears shed. Many memories made. Definately a story told just the way it happened and an eye opener for those who may have there own ideas of what the sex industry is about,............Prepare to be educated and entertained! Well written and certainly a great read, the only bad thing about it was the fact that it ended
Review 2 for Madam
It's a must-read!
15 February 2012
What an enlightening, interesting peek into one woman's experience of working in the UK sex industry. Becky Adams' story - one of friendship, loyalty, independence and adventure - is heart-warming, hilarious and a little bit sad in places, but wholly enjoyable from beginning to end. There's no doubt that it's a must-read! Be warned, though, that once you pick it up, you won't be putting it down!
Review 3 for Madam
06 February 2012
A book so well deserved of the one-session read it got! A totally raw and honest life story that reflects all that is so horribly bad about human nature, but in turn, embraces all that is so wonderfully amazing. One could wax lyrical forever, but suffice to say, 'Madam' ricochets you from one emotion to another, leaving you astounded on all levels and indeed, wiping away tears of laughter and sadness and being breathtakingly aware of all our strengths, weaknesses and love of life. An awesome read, summed up with a simple Wow.
Review 4 for Madam
03 February 2012
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What a brilliant book, not what I was expecting to be honest. A colleague picked it up in Waterstones and gave me it as a joke and I really didn't expect it to be my cup of tea. Have to say I couldn't put it down. Really funny and moving story and also lifts the veil on a part of our society most of us don't know anything about. It is well written and fast paced with a steady flow of stories and revelations that keep you wanting to read on and see what happens next. I had no idea this sort of thing went on in Milton Keynes, but having read the MK News this week there is an article on Madam Becky which highlights some news reports of years gone by involving Miss Adams and her adventures. And here I was thinking Milton Keynes was a quiet, sleepy place! If you are a fan of tea, ginger nuts, puppets, topless sheriffs, Rolf Harris, or all of the above then buy this book!
Review 5 for Madam
Witty, entertaining & enlightening...a must-read!
02 February 2012
I've always been interested in the sex industry and how things work, but it's very rare being able to hear it all from the horses' mouth so to speak. When prostitution or brothels are mentioned in todays society, most people generally assume the girls involved are drug induced and living in poverty or fear, although this isn't always the case as outlined in Becky Adams new biography 'Madam'.
The book begins by giving a little backround info about Becky's childhood and the difficult relationship she shared with her mother before moving on to becoming owner of a topless carwash, brothel Madam and sex toy seller. She really has seen and done it all!
Who'd have thought that by simply keeping an eye on a good friend and making sure they were safe, could lead to a life of brothels, puppets, dildos and dongs?? Sounds bizzarre, but that's exactly how it all happened for Becky Adams.
Starting out by dropping her good friend off for jobs to ensure her safety, things quickly progressed for Becky until she was actaully arranging jobs herself, and before long, needed to find more girls and somewhere to work from! Madam Beckys Massage Parlour was to be the answer to it all. Although faced with problems every step of the way, Becky proceeded to defy all the odds and become one of the most successful and well respected Madams on the circuit, even appearing on the Trisha show and This Morning as well as 'Person Services', a docu-soap which ran on ITV in 2003.
'Madam' seriously opened my eyes, and I thought I knew it all! Who'd have thought that hand puppets could bring so much satisfaction to a person ...especially a puppet like Spanky the monkey (you'll have to read the book to find out more). One particular incident had the tears streaming down my face and all i'm gonna say is 'Pat-O-Gram' - again, if you want to know more, get the book!! People come from all walks of life, and they never cease to amaze...what shocks one is sure to excite another, and there's certainly no shortage of strange and amazing people in Madam. Although business was booming, things weren't quite so great for Becky herself. The daily battle with not only the irate neighbours, police and authorities, but also her own girls and her competitors, soon began to take its toll. Most people assume that running a brothel would be an easy job, but after reading 'Madam', I see that that is far from the truth. There is so much more involved than just taking calls from wanting men and arranging a lady to satisfy them. Everyone out there seems to become the enemy, all wishing to see you fail and putting obstacles at every given opportunity. It takes a really strong person to overcome all those obstacles and I have the utmost admiration for Becky Adams and what she has achieved. She is living proof that alot of madams and prostitutes are in fact highly respectable women, many who work to fulfil their own fantasys as well as earn a few quid
After 20 years in the business, Becky Admas gives a very honest and entertaining account of her life which brought a few shocked gasps, some schoolgirl giggles, hysterical laughter and a little sadness too. I'm sure that after reading Madam, many will change their opinion of sex workers and those who fight daily to ensure their safety. Well done Becky and thankyou for giving me the opportunity to review this for you, it's been an absolute pleasure and I wish you every success in the future.