Imagine you were rich and famous… And suddenly you lost all your money, your home and all the things you'd worked so hard for - what would you do?
How would you feel if your ex-PA wrote a 'tell all' book, exposing your family's most shameful secrets? If your public turned against you and the press reviled you? If your phones were tapped, your car was followed and your house was under siege - where would you run to? Who would you turn to if all your friends dropped you and you needed refuge?
The Spenders, once Britain's favourite family, have suffered all this and more. Now, forced to flee to the beautiful but dilapidated estate of an old friend, they find that country life doesn't offer quite the calm, uncomplicated solution to their problems that they were hoping for. In fact things are about to get a whole lot scarier…
Louise Fennell was first introduced to the gilded gutter life of the rich and famous when, aged seventeen, she began working for the iconic dress designer Thea Porter in 70s Soho. In those years she travelled extensively from the Colony Room Club in Dean Street to Paris, New York and Los Angeles, dressing the stars of stage, screen and rock and roll. After a stint as a photographer's agent she returned to her first love: 'zipping divas into dresses', and started her own fashion business in the 90s, which she enjoyably continues to do today. Louise is married to the designer Theo Fennell and they have two daughters.
Dead Rich is her first novel.