Sold by Tess Stevens


By Tess Stevens

  • Release Date: 2011-08-04
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4
From 488 Ratings
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What kind of a woman would sell her own child?
A monster.
Tess was just eleven years old when her mother sold her to a rich elderly man.
Grace ran a brothel in Croydon and she plunged her young daughter into a terrifying world of sex and depravity. Grace was ruthless in her pursuit of money and had a toxic mix of cunning and high ambition. Dangerous criminals visited the brothel every day, and Tess was exposed to things no little girl should see. A timid child who longed for her mother's love, she grew up in a world of unimaginable horrors with no one to turn to.
Her mother ensured that Tess followed her footsteps and began selling herself. She later opened a brothel too, but became known for looking after her girls and running it as cleanly and as fairly as she could. Along the way she encountered some fascinating characters, including Christine Keeler, the Kray twins and Myra Hindley, as well as numerous well-known actors and politicians.
Amazingly, after such a horrendous start in life, Tess has left prostitution and completely turned her life around.
SOLD offers readers a shocking insight into a criminal underworld and is a compelling account of one woman's recovery from the ultimate betrayal.


  • Sold

    By MrsDebs
    Enjoy reading this women's journey
  • Beautiful story

    By Jadee1989
    I really loved this! It was so interesting and I felt myself biting my nails at each flip of the page. It was never boring and got better and better as it went on. Although it was a sad story I still enjoyed the read.
  • A must read

    By Littlebugsmatey
    A wonderful but very sad story. An amazingly strong women. A book to inspire you to take every day as a blessing and to appreciate all the wonderful thing I have in life.
  • Sold

    By Aimyspark
    Very good read such a heartbreaking story and a lot of detail and insight.
  • Honest, easy read

    By Sonaussie
    Really easy page turner, it's hard to keep remembering this is a true story. How sheltered some of our lives are, I'm truly great full when I read stories like this. Hopefully it's a truly happy forever after for the writer
  • Sold

    By Bronwyncarman
    Great read. Graphic in detail that grips you to the question of how could a mother do what this one did. Doreen (Sandra) is an inspiration. Go hug your kids!!
  • Great read overall

    By AussieGirl88
    Great story - terrifying, heartbreaking and gut wrenching. Only issue I have was that it wasn't written as grammatically correct as could be and it seems a little unfinished language-wise in a few places, but other than that a great read.
  • Page turner

    By cocofred
    Very interesting story, very sad but very honest. Couldn't put it down.
  • Sold

    By Holmfirthlad
    Great book, I could not put it down. I even shed a little tear in the last chapter.
  • Sold

    By Shassy10
    Not so well written however, very interesting and raw - worth reading!!