- Publisher: New Island Books
- Available in: Paperback
- ISBN: 978-1904301288
- Published: 12 June 2003
“As frothy as a cappuccino – and great fun!” — CATHY KELLY
What do you do when you’ve too much money and time on your hands? Well, you could become a Charity Queen…
Behind the deceptively tranquil facades of Dublin 4, where the new breed of super-rich collect desirable properties faster than designer labels, the so-called charity set are being anything but charitable!
Lornagh Murphy, Dublin beauty and charity ball organiser, has relationship problems. Her image-fixated boyfriend Simon has plans for an engagement party that will make the pair the talk of the town, but Lornagh isn’t so sure. Enter Sean O’Rourke, dashing head architect on the new building for Lornagh’s charity. The pair may not exactly see eye-to-eye at first, but there’s definitely something simmering…that is until Penelope Cruz’s double enters the scene, wearing…well, nothing.
Add label-obsessed Melissa Sheehan, mix with coke-crazed millionaire Michael Moriarty, throw in some fund ‘mismanagement’ and a brush with Dublin’s most ruthless gangster, and you’ll see that when it’s all in the name of charity, the rule book get’s flung.
A sparkling, hilarious send-up of gossip, greed and romance amongst the Dublin elite, Charity is Jilly Cooper, Irish-style.
“This is the ultimate chick-lit; pure sex and shopping!” — IRISH INDEPENDENT
“Laced with secrets, bribery and corruption…Read It! After all, it’s in aid of a good cause – isn’t it?!” — U MAGAZINE