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Arising from a challenge between girlfriends to write a novel and be published within six months, Louise Fennell has dived straight into the literary deep end, tapping into the public appetite for fame in all its manifestations - both good and evil, tragic and comic. The Spenders are "Britain's favourite family" - rich, beautiful, jet-setting and feted by the press and the public.
But they are secretly victims of the fame they have created. Inwardly trapped in a cycle of self-destruction, they are prisoners taken hostage by the paparazzi and by their army of helpers - PAs, security, publicists and stylists.
But tragedy strikes and shakes their fragile illusion of a gilded life to its core, wreaking havoc. Louise Fennell with her daughter, Emerald, at the book's launch. Fennell with Richard E. Grant, literary agent Ed Victor and Theo Fennell.caltuinirupne.ga
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She is "more interested in the effects of our celebrity culture in general and all those ingredients that make people lose the plot", which may explain why the book's fan-base already spans Joan Collins and Joanna Lumley. While it may hint at overtones of Jilly Cooper, Fennell's book has cautionary wisdom lying beneath the layers of the Spenders' cartoonish behaviour.
Even Dickens was driven a bit bonkers by success and fame in the end. He was a Las Vegas legend, having moved here full time and covering the local scene for two decades. I always looked Robin was an amazing person and a great friend.
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