Dance for Your Daddy - Katherine Shellduck Reviews
Description:ISBN 0091921503 / Genre: Biography / Author: Katherine Shellduck / Paperback / 320 Pages / Book is published 2007-05-24 by Ebury Press / ... more
Dance for Your Daddy - Katherine Shellduck ... 'This morning I found this bag. I had been looking for sweets. I put my hand in the bag and felt a sticky liquid on my fingers, then I looked at it. It was a red smear. Then I looked in the bag: bloody knives and clothes. It didn't feel good. What did it mean? I don't know. There are no answers; I daren't ask the questions' Growing up in poverty in London's East End, Kathy was eight years old when her father forced her mother into prostitution. When their mother fled, leaving Kathy and her sisters behind, the girls stuck fiercely together while being passed from children's homes to boarding schools. Then, on a rare trip home, Kathy looked out the window to see a man firing four shots into a Rolls-Royce. It took several seconds for her to realise the victim was her mother's lover, and the gunman was her father. Kathy began her haunting memoir when, as an adult, she travelled back to London, to find out who her gangster father really was. A compelling memoir of an extraordinary childhood, "Dance for your Daddy" is a true story of the effects on one family of poverty, affluence, violence and love.
Newest Review: ... this book was the easy conversational tone in which it was written . Kathy writes not as an adult, but from the perspective ... more
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by - written on 20/05/11, updated on 21/05/11 (Very useful, 67 readings)
Kathy and her three sisters Bud, Tigs, and Lu, grew up in the east end of London . Her father was a cockney spiv, selling knock off perfume to neighbours, and involved in petty criminal activity, but his dealings didn't make him much money, and the family lived in poverty, with the children having holes in their shoes and often going without food . He hit upon an easy way to make some money - and forced his wife into prostitution. Things were looking up for the kids - there was plenty of money for clothes, toys, and food now - until their mother fled, tearing the family apart... The first thing I noticed when I started reading this book was the easy ... Read the complete review