Monday, November 16, 2009

Belle de Jour revealed: Dr. Elizabeth Magnanti

Finallt, the real name of Belle de Jour has been revealed. The best kept secret in British publishing was what was the real name of Belle de Jour, the diariest of her time as a call girl.

There were endless suspicions: that it was really some writer making it all up, even that it might be Toby Young. But the truth is now out: Belle du Jour is Dr, Elizabeth Magnanti, a research scientists working in Bristol.

She was short of money when finishing her Ph.D in London some years ago and so she became a prostitute to pay her bills. It all was actually true.


It's absolutely amazing how interested we little shaved monkeys are in this sex business.


Seems to be all that runs through the mind of the species really.

Not a new observation, to be sure, but still an accurate one.