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- Publication Date: April 30, 2015
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B00WZUNHQM
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This memoir has everything you expect and quite a bit more that will shock you. The ability to experience Vivien’s life events through her telling of them is incredible.
I shared her heartbreak, her pain, felt elated at her successes, and could commiserate with her about some of her choices in life partners.
I was completely fascinated and captured from page one of this book. I almost feel as I know her now (and would love a friend like her as well). Hearing the first hand account of a Madam was enthralling and I feel I understand that profession better now.
At the center of this whole telling one has to remember that this is a real woman showing the rest of us her life. I am amazed by her resilience and perseverance.
Read this book, get to know Vivien, she seems to be one amazing lady.
I wasn't quiet sure exactly what to expect when I opened the covers of Eating From The Cherry Tree but I was certainly not disappointed. I was captivated from page one of the tale of how a young Jewish girl goes on to be a high-class madam in the UK.
The author tells her life's story in a very graphic & honest way. She holds nothing back - neither in the trials & tribulations she endured, or in her written account of them.
It will make you laugh. It will make you cry. But most of all it will make you also reflect on things in your own past; things buried; things you'd rather not remember you've done. It will make you realise (probably for the first time), that you are not alone.
How many times have you endured unwanted sex; but you aren't a lady of the night? How many times have you had sex for sex sake; only to be left unsatisfied & disappointed? How many times have you found yourself in positions you'd rather you hadn't?
Eating From The Cherry Tree is a well written tale; not told in a erotic or explicit manner; but expressed in common everyday language & words that cant be misconstrued, as to their meaning.
I am in awe of the author's courage in authoring this book. Although Eating From The Cherry Tree is Vivien's debut book; she has cemented her place in the annals of literary history with this; her tell all memoir.
Vivien; I salute you. Congratulations on a great debut book.
Vivien grew up in Manchester in a loving Jewish family and her life took on new heights when she began nightlife in her teens. It was interesting to hear of the people she came into contact with who later became famous, good to hear how they began but more interesting to read of her life and how she became a very successful business woman in the sex industry. It is very explicit in parts as her profession would suggest but I was fascinated to read about a world that would terrify me! I've always been very naive! Many years ago I wrote a short story about a prostitute and her client but purely from imagination, Vivien's story of her life and that of her girls is real. Her travels were interesting but as well as living a fabulous life she has had her tragedies. I felt heartbroken for her with a health problem in I think it was her late twenties that had a profound impact on her life. I thoroughly enjoyed this memoir of a strong and gutsy lady.
It's a book about sex, but there's no attempt to titillate, or arouse the reader. These things happened...there's a wise saying telling us that the truth is stranger than fiction, the events of Vivien's life illustrate the proverb perfectly.
No matter how much time I spend crafting my erotica.. I cannot hope to achieve the mood, the beautiful, yet stark reality of Vivien's life story.
It's an engaging narrative, Vivien tells her story in a refreshingly uncomplicated way. A happy childhood in a loving Jewish family, Vivien's choices take her from prostitution to Madame of a high class brothel. There is no attempt to dissemble...this happened, this is how and why this happened.
If the reader is expecting shame, or guilt he/she will be disappointed...there's none of that in this book. Why should there be?
And snapping at the heels of illicit sex, come the secrets. Celebrities, politicians...a prerequisite for a Madame of a high class brothel, is discretion.
A few months ago I ran a blog post about a famous 1961 Court case. It was popularly known as the Profumo Affair and involved John Profumo, the Minister of State for War, a call girl, Christine Keeler and Eugene Ivanov, a Soviet naval attaché at the Soviet Embassy in London. Ivanov was also engaged in espionage. Christine was sleeping with both men. It was a security mess at the highest level. The case ended untidily, with a career in ruins, the suicide of a good man and the subsequent downfall of the Conservative government.
I messaged Vivien on Facebook. She knew everyone involved in that trial. It was a case that registered great changes in how sexuality was perceived, our personal attitudes to sex and our subsequent behaviours. Think about what you are reading and let the huge cultural changes that were precipitated by Vivien and her generation sink in. But above all read Eating From The Cherry Tree by Vivien Walden and enjoy.