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Helen Bailey



Helen Bailey was born and brought up in Northumberland, a county she always regarded as home.

Barely into her teens, Helen invested her pocket money in buying a copy of The Writers' and Artists' Yearbook and spent the next few years sending short stories and poems to anyone she could think of. Much to her surprise, she sometimes found herself in print.

After a degree in science, Helen worked in the media, running a successful London-based character licensing agency handling internationally renowned properties such as Snoopy, Felicity Wishes, Dilbert and Zorro.

Helen died in 2016, leaving behind a significant body of work. She is best known for her Electra Brown series, of which the first is 'Life in the Shallow End'.

Hodder Children's Books

Knowing Me, Knowing You

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Falling Hook, Line and Sinker

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Electra's head over high heels in lurve!She's fallen hook, line and sinker for a testosterone-packed hunk. He's cute, he's cool and he's been expelled from school. What more could a girl want?There's only one minor problemo: she already has a boyfriend. She should do what's right and walk away. But will she? As if!

Hodder Children's Books

Taking the Plunge

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Swimming Against the Tide

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Everyone's got major lurve-action except Electra. She hates swimming against the tide; she'd rather go with the flow. She should be planning how to hook a hunk, but all she can think is, What's for lunch?She can be VERY shallow.

Hodder Children's Books

Out of My Depth

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Electra's totally out of her depth. Everyone's giving her the third degree! Freak Boy's dad wants to know whether he's being bullied. Sorrel's interrogating Electra about Lucy's private life. Even her dad is cross-examining her about her mum's love-life, over his Deep Pan Super Supreme.  And all Electra can think is, How far can you get a piece of melted cheese to stretch without it breaking? Welcome to the crazy world of Electra Brown.

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Life at the Shallow End

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Electra's family is falling apart. Her dad's moving out, her mum's given in to her daytime TV addiction, and her little brother (aka The Little Runt) has just been caught shoplifting. Even the guinea-pig's gone mental. And all Electra can think about is whether green eyeliner compliments or clashes with blue eyes. Where can a girl turn in her hour of need? To her best friends, of course. Together, they think up a plan: persuading the class geek to stalk her dad seemed like a good idea at the time ...

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Running in Heels

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