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'''Belle de Jour''' is the ''[[Wikipedia:Pen name|nom de plume]]'' of Brooke Magnanti, a research scientist who claims to have been a London [[call girl]] or high class [[prostitute]]. Under this banner she maintains a successful [[Wikipedia:Blog|blog]], ''Belle de Jour: diary of a London call girl'', which by 2003 had achieved selection by ''[[Wikipedia:The Guardian|The Guardian]]'' as their blog of the year, and has given rise to two books published in both the UK and US.
'''Belle de Jour''' is the ''[[Wikipedia:Pen name|nom de plume]]'' of a person who claims to have been a London [[call girl]] or high class [[prostitute]]. Under this banner she maintains a successful [[Wikipedia:Blog|blog]], ''Belle de Jour: diary of a London call girl'' which by 2003 had achieved selection by ''[[Wikipedia:The Guardian|The Guardian]]'' as their blog of the year and has given rise to two books published in both the UK and US.
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A television series based on the first book was in development with [[Wikipedia:Channel 4|Channel 4]] in the UK, but due to budget tightening [[Wikipedia:ITV2|ITV2]] have now picked up the eight-parter, called ''[[Wikipedia:The Secret Diary of a Call Girl|The Secret Diary of a Call Girl]]''. [[Wikipedia:Billie Piper|Billie Piper]] is to play the lead role. This is planned to air weekly from Thursday 27th September 2007, scheduled for 10pm.
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A television series based on the first book was in development with [[Wikipedia:Channel 4|Channel 4]] in the UK, but due to budget tightening, [[Wikipedia:ITV2|ITV2]] picked up the eight-parter, called ''[[Wikipedia:The Secret Diary of a Call Girl|The Secret Diary of a Call Girl]]'' with  [[Wikipedia:Billie Piper|Billie Piper]] in the lead role. The series began on Thursday 27 September 2007 at 10pm, as part of ITV2's XXL Thursday programming block.
  
Belle, until mid-2006, also contributed regularly to the ''[[Wikipedia:Daily Telegraph|Daily Telegraph]]''.
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Belle also contributed regularly to the ''[[Wikipedia:Daily Telegraph|Daily Telegraph]]'' until mid-2006.
  
The name recalls the 1928 novel ''[[Wikipedia:Belle de jour (novel)|Belle de jour]]'' by [[Joseph Kessel]] and the 1967 [[Wikipedia:Catherine Deneuve|Catherine Deneuve]] [[Wikipedia:Belle de jour|film of the same name]]. It means "morning glory" in French (literally "daytime beauty").
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The name recalls the 1928 novel ''[[Wikipedia:Belle de jour (novel)|Belle de jour]]'' by Joseph Kessel and the 1967 [[Wikipedia:Catherine Deneuve|Catherine Deneuve]] [[Wikipedia:Belle de jour|film of the same name]]. It means "morning glory" in French (literally "daytime beauty").
  
 
== External links ==
 
== External links ==
 
*[http://www.itv.com/secretdiary ''The Secret Diary of a Call Girl''] at itv.com
 
*[http://www.itv.com/secretdiary ''The Secret Diary of a Call Girl''] at itv.com
 
*[http://belledejour-uk.blogspot.com/ Belle de Jour: diary of a London call girl]
 
*[http://belledejour-uk.blogspot.com/ Belle de Jour: diary of a London call girl]
*[http://technology.guardian.co.uk/online/weblogs/story/0,14024,1108883,00.html] ''The Guardian'' article announcing Belle de Jour's win of their "British Blog Awards 2003" contest
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*[http://technology.guardian.co.uk/online/weblogs/story/0,14024,1108883,00.html ''The Guardian'' article] announcing Belle de Jour's win of their "British Blog Awards 2003" contest
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* [http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2009/nov/15/belle-de-jour-author-blogger-brooke-magnanti Guardian article on Dr Magnanti, with photo]
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* [http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/culture/olivermarre/100004809/the-shocking-truth-about-belle-de-jour-she-cant-write-for-toffee/ Daily Telegraph article on Dr Magnanti]
  
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Latest revision as of 11:11, 1 June 2010

Belle de Jour is the nom de plume of Brooke Magnanti, a research scientist who claims to have been a London call girl or high class prostitute. Under this banner she maintains a successful blog, Belle de Jour: diary of a London call girl, which by 2003 had achieved selection by The Guardian as their blog of the year, and has given rise to two books published in both the UK and US.

A television series based on the first book was in development with Channel 4 in the UK, but due to budget tightening, ITV2 picked up the eight-parter, called The Secret Diary of a Call Girl with Billie Piper in the lead role. The series began on Thursday 27 September 2007 at 10pm, as part of ITV2's XXL Thursday programming block.

Belle also contributed regularly to the Daily Telegraph until mid-2006.

The name recalls the 1928 novel Belle de jour by Joseph Kessel and the 1967 Catherine Deneuve film of the same name. It means "morning glory" in French (literally "daytime beauty").

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