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By: Sean Redmond & Su Holmes

In: Stardom and Celebrity: A Reader

Chapter : Introduction: What's in a Reader?

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Introduction: What's in a Reader?
Introduction: What's in a reader?
SeanRedmond and SuHolmes
A Star Confessional: Georgie Best – the Belfast Boy Sean Redmond

The day that George Best – the internationally revered Irish footballer and ‘alcoholic’ star – was reported to be close to death, I emailed him at the hospital he was staying in. I was pretty sure that he wouldn't make it through the night to read it given the fact that he was slipping in and out of consciousness, and as he was receiving thousands of these messages each day, I also knew there were too many for him to read in the little time that he had left to live. And yet I felt compelled to write. In fact, although it feels rather ...

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