In this biographical account,author Anton Holden takes us through the amazing life of his grandmother, Dolly Vardon. From birth to death, Dolly's life is quite extraordinary. She was abandoned shortly after birth to a London 'Baby Farm' in 1886 where she is put to work on the streets as soon is she is old enough so she can earn whatever money she can in whatever way she can.
While on the streets, Dolly's tiny feet catch the eye of Harry Sidney Nichols, a rich bookseller. Harry employs Dolly and uses her for his sexual fetish. These sections are written very straightforward and graphically, directly from stories passed down from Dolly. At times these sections were hard to read; however, it is definitely a story that needs to be told.
The author allows us to read about his grandmother's entire life giving us a wonderful look into a rare life of an inspiring and strong woman.
This book was received from the author in a Goodreads First-Reads giveaway in exchange for an honest review.