Helen Bailey - Hachette Children's Group

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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Helen Bailey

Chantelle 'Channy' Allen is just about enduring her slightly bored teenage existence - trying not to die of embarrassment every time her parents' Abba tribute band perform a cringing medley of hits in front of all her friends...But then Channy finds out something that turns her world upside down; something that makes perfect sense, but at the same time seems utterly ridiculous. Something that Channy is intent on investigating - despite the distraction of gorgeous French exchange student Antoine.Channy's about to learn a valuable life lesson: sometimes curiosity is a dangerous thing...

Hodder Children's Books

Falling Hook, Line and Sinker

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Helen Bailey
Hodder Children's Books

Taking the Plunge

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Helen Bailey

Electra's finally taking the plunge. After all, her friend Lucy did it in France, Sorrel thought she had but hadn't after all, and Claudia, who's done it loads of times, has bet Electra she won't.She will, though. She's going to go out with the first boy who asks her. But what if he turns out to be a frog and not a prince?

Hodder Children's Books

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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Helen Bailey

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.

Hodder Children's Books

Life at the Shallow End

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Helen Bailey
Hodder Children's Books

Running in Heels

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Helen Bailey

Daisy Davenport has it all - stunning looks, spectacular house, seriously gorgeous boyfriend. But when her father is sent to jail for corruption, Daisy's life is shattered. Cramped into rooms above a kebab shop, she and her family have to readjust - fast. And if life isn't hard enough already, Daisy's new school is a world away from her old one. And the school bully is going to make sure she remembers it ...