Category: Biographies / General
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Publication date: 16 May 2007
Number of pages: 336
"She lists like Hornby. She talks dirty like Amis. She has the misanthropy of Larkin and examines the finer points of sexual technique as she is adjusting the torque on a beloved but temperamental old E-type...It's hard to believe that this clever and candid new voice has no more to say. Whoever the author is, she should give up the day job. Only then will we find out what the real Belle de Jour is made of.' Independent This follow-up to the hugely successful 'Intimate Adventures' will be just as bold, funny and brilliant. Peppered with agony-aunt letters and advice, and stories from her 'working' life, it's also the story of a young woman making her way in the world - told in Belle's inimitable voice.
What the papers say:
'The long awaited follow up to The Intimate Adventures of a London Call Girl charts the notorious Belle in the world of high-class vice. She's trying hard to land a respectable job, but can't resist seeing clients in her lunch hour. She's still at it, still doesn't care what people think and it's still utterly addictive.' COMPANY (October 2006) **** 'Full of agony aunt letters and advice from her days as a call girl, Belle de Jour's diary is bold and funny. It's a book full of insightful observations written by a woman working hard to find her place in the world.' WATERSTONES BOOKS QUARTERLY 'full of frank humour and even more frank action.' DAILY MIRROR (22.9.06) 'Her writing [is] full of refreshing comedy and eye-watering advice...Belle's candid humour is compulsive.' -- Katy Guest THE INDEPENDENT (22.9.06) 'Whether she's describing peculiar fetishes or handing out agony aunt style advice, it's Belle's witty, stylish writing, rather than her salacious subject matter, that really stands out. Although more Bridget Jones in a brothel than Catherine Deneuve in Chanel, this tongue-in-cheek delight will nonetheless leave a smile on your face.' -- Jo Hoare HEAT (30.9 - 6.10 2006) *****
Belle de Jour is the nom de plume of a London call girl. She is in her mid-twenties, and lives and works in London. Despite the best endeavours of the press, she remains anonymous.
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