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ggglimpopo Tue 31-May-05 12:38:23

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ggglimpopo Tue 31-May-05 12:41:37

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CountessDracula Tue 31-May-05 12:43:44

Yes how about The Crimson Petal and the White by Michael Faber. It's set in Victorian times though is that any good? It really is a brilliant book

ggglimpopo Tue 31-May-05 12:44:48

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slartibardfast Tue 31-May-05 12:45:36

Call Me Elizabeth

expatinscotland Tue 31-May-05 12:45:50

'Sex Work' by Frederique Delacost and Priscilla Alexander.

'Tricks and Treats' by Matt Bernstein Sycamore

'Diary of a Manhattan Call Girl' by Tracy Quan

'Madam: Inside a Nevada Brothel' by Lora Shaner

These are all American books, but you should be able to get them on Amazon. The first two are non-fictional accounts written by sex workers about their jobs and client.

slartibardfast Tue 31-May-05 12:59:52

Belle de Jour The Blog and article

Which came first - the Oldest Profession or OP Books/writings? :-)

ggglimpopo Tue 31-May-05 13:00:33

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ggglimpopo Tue 31-May-05 13:01:38

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CountessDracula Tue 31-May-05 13:02:42

wasn't there a mumsnetter who used to run a brothel? you could try her

ggglimpopo Tue 31-May-05 13:04:24

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ggglimpopo Tue 31-May-05 13:04:47

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CountessDracula Tue 31-May-05 13:07:10

Here it was Jordylass Maybe you could CAT her

CountessDracula Tue 31-May-05 13:08:15

she says Escort Agency but the girls did have sex with clients

suzywong Tue 31-May-05 13:08:44

There was a book by a woman called Dolores Frenchabout 14 years ago, can't remember what it was called though. It was very good, about her work and how she got in to it

CountessDracula Tue 31-May-05 13:09:13

I lived next door to a prostitute once. She was lovely, used to give me beer when I was impoverished and come round for coffee. Was odd sometimes coming home and seeing her sitting in her bay window!

ggglimpopo Tue 31-May-05 13:14:04

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RnB Tue 31-May-05 13:22:25

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stitch Tue 31-May-05 13:24:03

there is a book giving a detailed account of prostitution in lahor pakistan. including all the research done.
not sure what it is called.

Thomcat Tue 31-May-05 13:30:41

not quite a prostitute but how about the 'sexual life of catherine M'? She didn't take money but had sex with a lot of strangers, might be interesting?????

ggglimpopo Tue 31-May-05 13:42:32

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expatinscotland Tue 31-May-05 14:22:20

A homeless centre or drug treatment clinic might be a place that can help you with hands-on 'research'. Outreach organisations, women's clinics, etc. can also be sources.

I did a third-year (university) women's studies research paper on women who worked daytimes in 'white collar' 'professional' industries but who - between low pay and high student loan debt -prostituted themselves to afford a 'middle class' life (rent own flat, run a semi-nice car, have good clothes for work, occassional holidays, etc.). I found a lot of my 'sources' through a classmate who worked as a stripper whom I used to tutor, however.

ggglimpopo Tue 31-May-05 14:24:22

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expatkat Tue 31-May-05 14:27:38

Did you get Fragmentation to yr agent, ggg? If so, congrats!

ggglimpopo Tue 31-May-05 14:28:44

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