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Playing the Game

by Belle de Jour

Adult Fiction eBooks of the Month Relationship Stories

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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.


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Playing the Game Synopsis

Game over? Belle is starting to wonder if she should call time on the call girl business: get a day job, a life free from secrets and have a 'normal' relationship with the Boy. But will Belle cope with the nine-to-five, a staggering decline in her underwear budget and no more paid sex?

As Belle explores life and love after the game, her story is frank, smart and refreshingly honest. Punctuated with advice, anecdotes and reflections in her inimitable voice, this is a novel of secrets and lies, scabrous wit and more than a little lust.


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Playing the Game Press Reviews

'An extraordinary number of call-girl memoirs have surfaced recently ... Belle differs from these sexcapades in the most fundamental way, however, in that she can actually write. ... she is brilliant - frank,witty and observant ... Whoever you are, Belle, you can give up the day job and keep writing.' Francesca Segal, THE OBSERVER

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ISBN: 9780753825617
Publication date: 11/06/2009
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780753825617
Publication date: 11th June 2009
Author: Belle de Jour
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 368 pages
Genres: Adult Fiction, eBook Favourites, Relationship Stories,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Belle de Jour

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.

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