By Celia Walden
As a tender reporter, Celia Walden gets an strange task: tune down a world star and hold him clear of all different newshounds. That guy is football participant George top, who made his debut for Manchester United at age seventeen and was once the celebrity of a celeb staff during the Sixties. tremendously expert and ruggedly good-looking, idolized by way of women and men alike, he was once often called "the 5th Beatle," and nonetheless holds an organization position one of the world's all-time top players.
yet in 2004, George most sensible is nearing sixty and deteriorating like a far older guy. A infamous alcoholic and philanderer, he has simply obtained a liver transplant and has Antabuse drugs sewn into his abdominal lining. His spouse has left him back. while Celia unearths him in a bar in Malta, he isn't precisely extremely joyful to determine her. He's been chased by way of reporters all his lifestyles. but as Celia's project to "babysit" George round the clock stretches out over months, an not going kind of friendship develops, and she or he will get to grasp George as a humorous, risky, and intricate man or woman, an avid reader and member of MENSA, ravaged through alcohol and progressively withering below the consistent glare of the spotlight.
Babysitting George is a young account of a different dating among a tender journalist and a loss of life celebrity. It questions the exploitative nature of tabloid journalism; the terrifying, all-consuming nature of dependancy; and the unbelievable conferences which may switch one's existence.
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