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Life at the shallow end

Life at the shallow end

Bailey, Helen (Helen E.)

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 has been caught shoplifting. Together with her best friends, she thinks up a plan: persuading the class geek to stalk her dad seemed like a good idea at the time

Paperback, Book. English. Children's stories.
Published London: Hodder Children's, 2008
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Statement of responsibility: Helen Bailey
ISBN: 0340945389, 9780340945384
Intended audience: Juvenile.
Physical Description: 294 p. ; 20 cm.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 6.2
Interest Level: UY
Points: 10
Quiz Number: 213079

Author note

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'.