The Fabulous Dreams of Maggie de Beer

The Fabulous Dreams of Maggie de Beer

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Andrew Crofts By AndrewCrofts Completed

Fifteen year-old Maggie arrives in London on the run from her humdrum suburban life, determined to make it big in show business. 

For more than thirty years she is exploited by both men and the media. She struggles against endless set-backs and disappointments, always remaining optimistic, always believing that this time her big break has come.  Then, when most of us would have given up all hope, the celebrity circus rockets her to bizarre and unexpected pinnacles of fame.  

Starting in 1970 Maggie de Beer’s journey mirrors the rise of celebrity culture and the growth of the media which ruthlessly created it, exploiting and destroying the lives of girls like Maggie who willingly offered themselves up, happy to make any amount of personal sacrifices in exchange for a chance to live the dream. She is determined to make herself “interesting” and only when she finally achieves her goal, at enormous personal cost, does she finally discover, under the full glare of the media spotlight, that the family she was running away from was never as humdrum as she had believed.

This is the story of a woman who just wanted to be recognised and loved by the public.

LisanYee LisanYee Apr 24, 2015
Love the beginning already. Am a local KL girl and lived in England for abit. This made me feel right at home.
anitanorah anitanorah May 03, 2014
brilliant first chapter, love your no nonsense style of writing
AndrewCrofts AndrewCrofts Jan 17, 2013
@LeslieJaneRosite Many thanks. If you liked this you might you might also like "The Overnight Fame of Steffi McBride" which is also on Wattpad and tells the other side of the story. Best wishes, Andrew Crofts
AndrewCrofts AndrewCrofts Jan 13, 2013
@SuperSkittle Thanks so so much for your enthusiasm. If you like Maggie de Beer you might like to go on to "The Overnight Fame of Steffi McBride", which is also on Wattpad and tells the other side of the story. Best wishes, Andrew Crofts
SuperSkittle SuperSkittle Jan 12, 2013
I read this story before on my friend's user, and OH MY GOD, I love this story too much, haha!
AndrewCrofts AndrewCrofts Jan 05, 2013
@RateMForMelton Thanks for commenting. Interesting start to your story, I've never met a girl called Kenneth before. I know Wellington College in England, is there one in New England as well? Keep up the good work. Best wishes Andrew Crofts