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The Intimate Adventures of a London Call Girl by Belle de Jour
  

The Intimate Adventures of a London Call Girl

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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.

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Synopsis

The Intimate Adventures of a London Call Girl by Belle de Jour

Belle de Jour is the nom de plume of a high-class call girl working in London. This is her story.

From the summer of 2003 to the autumn of 2004 Belle charted her day-to-day adventures on and off the field in a frank, funny and award-winning web diary. Now, in her Intimate Adventures, Belle elaborates on those diary entries, revealing (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. 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.

Reviews

'Belle is a natural-born blogger, her style is witty and compact, with the right mixture of intimacy and disassociation . . . Her entertainment value is huge . . . because she writes about sex with a mind behind it' The Time

About the Author

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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Book Info

Publication date

15th September 2005

Author

Belle de Jour

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Publisher

Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
304 pages

Categories

Provocative Prose
Biography / Autobiography
eBook Favourites

Memoirs
Erotic confessions & true stories

ISBN

9780753819234

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