Cause Celeb—the critically acclaimed debut novel from a writer with a boundless grasp of the existential and the uproarious—has just landed in America. Synopsis. Cause Celeb is the debut novel from Helen Fielding, the bestselling author of Bridget Jones’s Diary. Disillusioned by her glitzy life in London and her . Disillusioned with life as a literary publicist in London and sick of her hotshot TV presenter boyfriend, twenty-something Rosie Richardson decides to.

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Oliver is the host of the TV show called SoftFocus where they tackle mostly cultural and political topics.

Timing turns on a dime, while Rosie wrestles with her own heart over Oliver and the American doctor. Marchant is a Jekyll-and-Hyde, seamlessly transitioning from caring boyfriend to demanding egotist.

CAUSE CELEB by Helen Fielding | Kirkus Reviews

Definitely worth the read!! Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Helen Fielding was born in Yorkshire. So when i picked this one out of my shelf, i had the intention to read it as fast as i could and to give it away to whoever would be kind enough to take it.

I quote from the novel direct as I think it is an excellent reaction of the horrors as viewed by the aid workers and celebrities. Many ironic cultural misunderstandings ensue, and, of course, there is all that messy dying to cope with. I stopped reading the book because it fieldiny breaking my heart.

Read it Forward Read it first. The author of Bridget Jones’s Diary started her writing career with this unusual story that mixes light-hearted romantic entanglements with a serious story about displaced people in an impoverished nation. She ended up driving me nuts, as did almost every character in the book. Rosie can take control at the refugee camp, travel through warzones, deal with death everyday and yet Oliver still causes her to lose her footing years later.


Rosie Richardson, a frothy young woman causee in the cauldron of the publishing world, finds herself involved in a dysfunctional relationship with TV personality Oliver Marchant, a Teflon-coated Romeo who slips in and out of her life with greater frequency than she’d like.

It makes for an awkward book to be honest, I didn’t know what to make of it. Please provide an email address.


As a complete life change she heads for Africa to work as a Director of a refugee camp, for a charity. Debut fiction published in 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 benefit.

It’s not quite as funny as Bridget Jones, not quite as adventurous as Olivia Joules, but for me, Cause Celeb has more heart, and truth, than any other Fielding book.

Populated by cauee characters from London’s West End and the unsung heroes toiling anonymously on the Continent, Cause Celeb is a cunning and poignant tale that discloses the romantic underpinnings of life and love in the 21st century.

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? It would be unfair to my fieldig books if I gave this lots of stars, but it’s also unfair how few it has – guess that’s due to fans of BJ, which in retrospect seems worse, because Fielding is smart and either caved in or talked down to fieldlng those who made chick lit into a genre.


Books by Helen Fielding. Read more Read less. Note, for those who are concerned about this sort of thing, that the book has a couple of sexual situations and quite a bit of strong language, as I imagine you would encounter if you actually organized a celebrity charity event.

Cause Celeb

She returns to London to organize an appeal in a very short time. It was not credible to me. 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.

Muhammed is a great character, O’Rourke is not a hunk, that’s the point, and there are some genuinely funny scenes in the camp the purple dog and the fungus man and a nerve-racking finale, a minor happy end against the backround of the reality of the situation.

As this is written by the author of Bridget Jones, perhaps this will get more people interested in supporting international causes, or at least aware of them. May 28, Vickie Bertrand-Danjou rated it liked it. She is the author of four novels: Cielding 05, Silvio rated it it was amazing. For some reason, “Cause Celeb” didn’t hit the public consciousness in quite the same way as “Bridget Jones’ Diary” did, so Fielding had to wait for the huge success she was to have.

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