/ Key title 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. / This incredible story of personal triumph over horrific circumstances comes from the leading publisher of this genre with several top ten hardback publications to date including no. 1 bestsellers from Torey Hayden and Cathy Glass. HarperElement leads the market with 40% market share. / Written with Andrew Crofts, the ghostwriter who crafted five No. 1 bestselling memoirs, including 'Please, Daddy, No', 'Just a Boy' and 'The Little Prisoner'. / Competition: Don't Tell Mummy, The Little Prisoner, Damaged
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 in their twenties.
`[a] heartbreaking true story'
South Wales Argus