Cause Celeb

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Pan Macmillan, Nov 1, 2002 - English - 352 pages
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The sharp and gutsy debut novel from the bestselling author of Bridget Jones's Diary.The sharp and gutsy debut novel from the bestselling author of Bridget Jones's Diary.Disillusioned by her glitzy life in London and her desirable but cruel TV-presenter boyfriend, Rosie Richardson chucks it all in and spends four years running a refugee camp in Africa. Then famine strikes in a nearby province and an influx of starving refugees threatens to overwhelm the camp. Frustrated by the cautious response of the aid agencies, Rosie decides on a drastic short-term solution. She returns to London, breaks back into the celebrity circuit and brings the celebs out to Africa for a star-studded TV emergency appeal.'A champion first novel . . . what makes it such a pleasure to read is its variety of tone: flip, flirtatious, serious, mocking and moving . . . get hold of a copy of this book' Observer'A terrific achievement . . . The camp scenes are as moving and funny as the original M*A*S*H; she sends up the self-important "mediacracy" with an insider's wit, and it's written at a romping pace with a cliff-hanger finish' Cosmopolitan'Sharp, gutsy and refreshing' Independent'Thoughtful, ironic and completely gripping' Harry Enfield'A brilliantly funny satire' Time Out

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About the author (2002)

Helen Fielding was born in Morley, West Yorkshire, England on February 19, 1958. She studied English at Oxford University. After college, she got a job working for the BBC television studios. She worked for numerous years as a newspaper and TV journalist. Her first book, Cause Celeb, was based on the experiences she had while filming documentaries in Africa for Comic Relief. Her other books include Bridget Jones's Diary, The Edge of Reason, Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination, Mad about the Boy, and Bridget Jones's Baby. She co-wrote the screenplays for the movies Bridget Jones's Diary and the sequel based on The Edge of Reason. She has received several awards including British Book of the Year in 1997 and the Evening Standard Award Best Screenplay in 2002. She works as a full-time novelist and screenwriter.

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