Belle de Jour (writer)
Belle de Jour is said to be the pen name of a former London call girl. Under this name she maintains a successful blog, Belle de Jour: diary of a London call girl which by 2003 had been selected by The Guardian as its blog of the year and has had two books published in both the UK and US
The name recalls the 1928 novel Belle de jour by Joseph Kessel and the 1967 movie, Belle de jour, starring Catherine Deneuve, directed by Luis Buñuel. In French "Belle de Jour" means "beauty of [the] day," as opposed to "femme de nuit" or "belle de nuit," women of the night (common references to prostitutes).
- "Belle de Jour". Orion Books. http://www.orionbooks.co.uk/11455-0/author-Belle-de-Jour.htm. Retrieved 2007-11-21.
- "British Blog Awards 2003". Guardian Unlimited. http://technology.guardian.co.uk/online/weblogs/story/0,14024,1108883,00.html. Retrieved 2007-11-21.