On one particular night, she says she had sex with men before being violently sick. Megan was picked up a few times by the police, but was too frightened to tell them the truth in case they were in league with her abusers. More from The Telegraph. The owner of that brothel closed up early when he saw how ill she was. Megan agreed, even though it meant leaving her mother behind. Her mother moved in with the bar owner; Megan moved in with Jak. Not even his parents recognised Thomas Pellow, who had been seized by Barbary corsairs when he was 11 and taken to Morocco, where he spent 23 years as a slave of Mulay Ismail, a sultan of story-book depravity.
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He told Megan he dreamed of having children with her, of living in a nice, big house in the future. Megan was picked up a few times by the police, but was too frightened to tell them the truth in case they were in league with her abusers. The experience of reading White Gold is rather like visiting this palace now ruined in the company of an excitable and well-informed guide. In the book Megan recounts how her mother had also struck up a relationship with a local bar owner. In a different life, she would have liked to have studied English literature at university. If she said she wanted to stop, he would threaten to kill her mother. I loved him and he loved me pretty much instantly.