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Belle de Jour
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14 Sep 2006

''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.



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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Orion; New edition edition (14 Sep 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0297851667
  • ISBN-13: 978-0297851660
  • Product Dimensions: 21.2 x 13.6 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,616,491 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.

Photo (c) Richard Saker Guardian News Media Ltd 2010



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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) *****) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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What Belle de Jour did next... this is the sparkling, witty and titillating follow-up to the bestselling Intimate Adventures of a London Call Girl

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible! 27 Dec 2006
By Megan C
Format:Hardcover
What a let down! I loved Belle's first book. This one, was simply awful. I kept forcing myself to turn each page, hoping desperately that the story would pick up, that it would get interesting. It didn't. This book is boring and self indulgent. Belle talks for 322 pages and somehow manages to say nothing at all. I had hoped that when I got to the conclusion, I would discover why Belle thought her ramblings important enough to be published. There is no conclusion, she simply stops talking. I feel angry and cheated.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Bitterly Disappointing 5 Oct 2007
Format:Paperback
I wish I had read the other reviews before I bought this book but I had enjoyed the first one so much it never occurred to me that the second would be anything but briliant. How wrong I was. The Belle of the first book was a strong confident admirable woman that I bet a lot of women secretly wish to be, call girl career and all. I loved her open minded attitude to people and found her a thoroughly likeable peron.

SO!! what happened in the second book? Well her first mistake was giving up "the business". Turning herself into a normal girl was the worst thing Belle could do because with that came the boring dull life and a personality to match. It is hard to believe that this is the same girl. She has turned into a pathetic sap, letting 'the Boy' treated her like garbage and making excuses for his childish bevahiour. Please!! I can get that kind if drivel from the stupid girls at work.
My advice... Get your sexy knickers back on and go back to doing what you are best at. There's no shame in that.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars In parts just down right irritating!!!! 29 May 2007
Format:Hardcover
I loved the first book so much, I even left a review on here giving it top marks!

So I was very eager to read "The further adventures..."

Well what can I say but it was a bit disappointing and in parts down right irritating!

As with the first book there was the obvious wit and intelligence of the author, which on several accasions made me laugh out loud and I also found the holiday to cousin J's interesting. But as for the "relationship" with the boy well that really just spoiled the book! Are we meant to belive that this attractive woman who seems full of confidence, wit and intelligence would really put up with a stupid, unfaithfull, obtuse idiot because he's good in bed (her words not mine)?

Well i'm sorry i don't buy it and that is essentially what is wrong with this book!

So yes it is as well written as the first book, also the sharp observations and the intelligent wit are still there, not to mention through out the book some sexual agony aunt dilemas... very funny!

But and trust me it's a huge BUT, her relationship with the boy will really p#@* you off!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By Nym
Format:Paperback
If you enjoyed the first book then save yourself the hassle with the second. Gone is the sassy confident call girl Belle. Obviously a certain amount of it had to be a veneer but ALL of it?

Instead she is replaced by a normal girl. Ordinarily this would be fine except she has been replaced by THAT girl. The one you have to hate.

Whining about a cheating boyfriend but never bothering to do anything about it, bitching about other girls behaviour as if her own is exemplary and acting like a 12 year old over her parents divorce...

It's like she has become a nasty version of Becky from the Shopaholic series... the difference being that Sophie Kinsella is well aware her heroine is a bit of a joke.

I spent the whole book skim reading and wishing Belle would put back on her working knickers as that's obviously where her backbone is. *pout* I just really hope it was a bad year as I'm pretty sure she deserves better and am damn sure she can write to a higher standard.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The worst book I have read in a long time.... 29 July 2007
Format:Paperback
Sigh, it was only the memory of the first book which kept me going to the end of this one. Even that did not stop me skipping pages of interminably dull, irrelevant commentry of absolutely no interest to the reader. My desperate hopes that Belle would provide a punch line - something, anything (?) - were not fulfilled. I might as well publish my own diary and pass it off as readable fiction. However, mine will have in common what it does with this book - it is unlikely to be of any interest to anyone but the writer.

Now let's move on to the, frankly, disgraceful press she gives herself with the whinging insecurities of her relationship with "the Boy" . My word, boring, boring and more boring. Add a splash of frustration and amazement at her complete lack of self respect and you will get the picture. All that is left to say is that Belle's anonymity will serve her well - better luck next time but I will not be parting with my hard earned cash for a third time.
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover
I imagine that many readers of the first Belle de Jour book awaited the arrival of this tome as I eagerly as I did. The question on everyone's lips must be; does it live up to the expectations set by the first? Initial impressions would be that it is written in the same vein. Further exploration does, however, reveal a very different animal. It does read rather like a sequel because, duh! it is a sequel... but to reproduce the first book, or the ongoing blog, would have been tiresome and derivative. This time the author has struck out in a subtly different direction, and fleshed out some of the characters previously introduced. Mainly, though, the pseudonymous one has written an amusing novel of the love-life of the main player, with whose antics many previous readers (myself included) have developed an almost unhealthy obsession.

In this book, like its predecessor, the story is punctuated by bullet point lists, top tens, and in a new variation, several pages of agony aunt letters to Belle. These, like the rest of the book, draw on the author's experience as a call-girl while carefully not being as much about prostitution as the first volume clearly was. Don't get me wrong - there is a fair bit of prostitution in it, but these encounters form less than half of the numerous sexual liaisons described. The professional hook-ups do tend to contain more detail than the more personal ones. None of the description is too gratuitous, though. Throughout, the book is good-humoured and entertaining, rather than pointlessly titillating. I enjoyed reading it, and then I enjoyed reading it again almost immediately. I would recommend Belle de Jour's Further Adventures to anyone who isn't offended by female promiscuity, but I would strongly suggest reading the first book first.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as the first book 'Secret Diary of a Call ...
Not as good as the first book 'Secret Diary of a Call Girl'. This title is misleading since Belle is no longer a call girl! Read more
Published 20 days ago by Natalie
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good Book
Published 2 months ago by BeckyT2007
2.0 out of 5 stars Cashing in
Not as visceral as her previous offering. Was utterly bored by her nominal relationship worries. Not really why one buys a book like this!
Published 10 months ago by Tom Mortley
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun Throwaway fiction
Great book off business, pleasure or study. Nice quality paper and print size. Well worth the money. Buy it now
Published 10 months ago by Egypt1am
4.0 out of 5 stars A good read
Her professional life was ordered
but her private life was a disaster
This is assuming a high level of truth
Her origins were changed so as to hide her identity... Read more
Published 12 months ago by David Holmes
1.0 out of 5 stars What's the point of this book?!
What a complete let down!
I had really enjoyed the first book and couldn't wait to start this one but what a let down.
The book has absolutely no point.. Read more
Published 13 months ago by M. Mesrobian
5.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting
I love the style of writing, you would think it would be all about sex but it really isn't, it is more about her and what she does in her life. It is very interesting
Published 15 months ago by Samantha Smith
4.0 out of 5 stars Love love love
Well written, enthral long and straight to the point but not lude. A little rambly sometimes but I still loved it!
Published 16 months ago by Lauren
2.0 out of 5 stars not as good as book 1
this book isnt as good as the first one and even the first one wasnt too great - i say stick to the tv series
Published 17 months ago by Rebecca
1.0 out of 5 stars The Further Adventures of a London Call Girl
If you are expecting the same content as the first book, don't buy this book. I was disappointed as I really enjoyed the first one but was let down by just a story line of Belles... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Amy
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