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Belle de Jour was our Guest Editor in September 2010 - click here - to see the books that inspired her writing.
Belle de Jour rose to prominence with her award winning blog about her life as a London call girl. Her diaries, The Intimate Adventures of a London Call Girl and The Further Adventures of a London Call Girl, have both been bestsellers and adapted for a hit TV series starring Billie Piper. After six years of anonymity, Belle de Jour revealed her true identity in November 2009 as that of research scientist Dr Brooke Magnanti.
Some interesting and useful insights in to relationships and the way men think. Belle writes in her usual witty style which makes this a fun read even if you aren’t necessarily looking for a self help guide.
Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 26 November 2009. Unlike the previous two books by this author this has been marketed as fiction however, the story is about how things may have turned out for Belle and her friends so it will be up to you to decide if you believe this is fiction or what has actually happened. Full of amusing anecdotes and antics as we have come to expect from this author, with honest, straight-forward talking. it may not contain quite the ‘shock’ value of the first book but still makes for an interesting and funny read. Exclusive to Lovereading Click the screen below to watch the full interview with Belle de Jour.
More stories and anecdotes from Belle de Jour. Expect much of the same frankness and titillation that the first book provided. Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 26 November 2009. Exclusive to Lovereading Click the screen below to watch the full interview with Belle de Jour.
You have probably caught some of the coverage for this book. It first appeared as a web diary and then there was much speculation as to whom the author might be. To date she remains anonymous, even through the book deal. Smart girl. What she does here is to expand on her web diary and give more on her life, her ‘calling’ and her origins. It’s very explicit, very chatty and not the sort of thing you want to read in one sitting for it’s a tad repetitive.Comparison: Catherine Millet Similar this month: None. Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 26 November 2009. Exclusive to Lovereading Click the screen below to watch the full interview with Belle de Jour.
From the summer of 2003 Belle charted her day-to-day adventures on and off the field in a frank, funny and award-winning diaries. She was the first to reveal (among other things) how she became a working girl, what it feels like to do it for money, and where to buy the best knickers for the job. She also discusses her efforts to change from 'working girl' to working girl, whilst sneaking off to visit clients in her lunch hour. From debating the literary merits of Martin Amis with naked clients to smuggling whips into luxury hotels, this is a no-holds barred account of the high-class sex-trade, and an insight into the secret life of an extraordinary woman.