An Accidental Madam: a true story


How Mavis Ann became Vanessa. From humble beginnings in Derby, teenage Mavis Ann was lured to London during the Swinging Sixties. There she fell in love not just with the capital, but also with the married man who was meant to be her guardian.

A true story, filled with anecdotes about her colourful private life, An Accidental Madam charts her many business ventures. It reveals how Mavis Ann became Vanessa, one of the most successful Madams in the south of England and her adventures travelling the world, but tragedy followed triumph. Vanessa recounts with touching honesty how, aged sixty, she was imprisoned & stripped of all her assets. But you can’t keep a good woman down – her testing experiences are now put to good use as a political activist & fundraiser.

This is a spell-binding and uplifting tale of determination to survive & surmount all adversity.

Bournemouth’s answer to Cynthia Payne – a warm-hearted, life-enhancer’s roller-coaster story. I love her & you will love her book!

Neil Hamilton

Hear Vanessa read a chapter on her own podcast.

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