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Belle de Jour misses her call girl life

A British scientist who wrote a racy blog and a best-selling book about being a prostitute has admitted she misses some parts of her old job as a call girl.

world Updated: Nov 28, 2009 00:59 IST

A British scientist who wrote a racy blog and a best-selling book about being a prostitute has admitted she misses some parts of her old job as a call girl.

Brooke Magnanti, who works for The Bristol Initiative for Research of Child Health, revealed herself this month as the person behind the nom de plume ‘Belle de Jour’ — the title of a famous 1960s French film starring Catherine Deneuve.

Magnanti said she missed the job satisfaction from prostitution. “I miss the moment when you walk into a hotel and you instantly click on and recognise where you are going and the feeling of ‘I am about to do a job — I’m about to do it well’,” Magnanti said in an interview on The Show Book broadcast late Thursday on Sky Arts 1 television.

Short of money, she turned to prostitution while completing the thesis for her doctorate. She joined an agency and began having sex for $500 a session.

Magnanti kept a weblog of her antics in 2003-2004, which were turned into a best-selling book, The Intimate Adventures of a London Call Girl.

She described meeting clients. “I think it is like very many other jobs, you do turn on an aspect of your personality so it isn’t that Belle wasn’t me but Belle is the more confident part of me,” she said.