Beau de Jour is a man of the world, a seducer of women and a hunter in the jungle of love. He admits to being 59, but his mind is still sharp, his hair thick and his body hard. He is married to a woman of extraordinary beauty and even greater forgiveness. In his time he has known – truly known – actresses, models, beauty queens, starlets and centrefolds. Yet his appreciation of feminine wit and intellect is at least as well developed as his admiration of a pert breast or a well-turned buttock. When he writes of love he sometimes changes the odd personal detail, to spare a gentleman’s pride or a lady’s blushes, but he never strays too far from the facts. And at a deeper level, his many years of watching, listening and paying profound attention to the workings of the human heart have imbued his observations with a deeper truth.