Disillusioned with life as a literary publicist in London and sick of her hotshot TV presenter boyfriend, twenty-something Rosie Richardson decides to give up glitz for good deeds and escape to Africa to run a refugee camp. When famine strikes and a massive refugee influx threatens to overwhelm the camp, officials drag their heels. The only way to get food fast is to bring the celebrities first, so Rosie returns to London to organize a star-studded and risky emergency appeal. Deftly skewering the world of celebrity fundraising, Fielding's debut novel is both comic and thought-provoking.
Cause Celeb crackles with insights into the nature of fame, passion, and altruism in our time, all the while following an unlikely-but hugely likeable-heroine.
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CAUSE CELEBUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Debut fiction (published in 1994 in England) from the megaselling author of Bridget Jones novels, this about an African refugee camp volunteer who enlists her glamorous London friends for a celebrity ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - FireandIce - LibraryThing
My personal opinion is that Fielding's best work was Bridget Jones's Diary and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, but this novel did offer an interesting perspective on the humanitarian crisis in ... Read full review