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Helena Harper

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in Dorking, The United Kingdom



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I live in the U.K. and come from a German/English background. I studied languages and International Relations at university and after a brief, unproductive spell in a bank (never again!), I decided to train as a teacher and did a PGCE at Exeter University in Devon. I've taught as a modern language teacher for 20 years, but have always enjoyed writing - primarily short, fantasy stories for children, but in the past few years I've also discovered the joys of writing poetry for adults - and my first two books are collections of poetry, which have been drawn from my professional and personal life.

The first book is called "IT'S A TEACHER'S LIFE...!" and is available from amazon.co.uk and amazon.com. It's an amusing collection of twenty anecdote

Wasn't it nice last year to escape from the economic doom and gloom surrounding us and take part - all be it as spectators - in the real life fairy tale of Prince William and Kate Middleton as they got married? Did you feel better after watching the wedding? More positive? Happier? Did you feel that more things were possible than before? I certainly did.

That is the power of fairy tales - wheth... Read more of this blog post »
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The Lessons (Poetry)
1 chapters   —   updated Dec 27, 2009 04:16AM
Description: A poetic and amusing description of school lessons
The Mother (Poetry)
1 chapters   —   updated May 06, 2009 12:57PM
Description: A story based on fact and written in verse - my tribute to a remarkable woman
The Foreign Uncle (Poetry)
1 chapters   —   updated Apr 25, 2009 11:10AM
Description: A story based on fact and written in verse.

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The Holographic Universe by Michael Talbot
" Pleased you liked it, Drake. Do read the book!

date: November 21, 2011 08:24AM
location: kindleandme.blogspot.com, India
description: Hello!

There's an e-book giveaway of [bookcover:Thief of Hope|11697172] on my blog. To participate, please go to


and follow the instructions - its pretty simple!

Hope you enter!

Helena said: If I get a chance I'll check it out. Thanks for the invitation.

"Smile more, laugh more, be a child more!"
Helena (http://www.helenaharper.com)
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" I'm pleased you liked the review. I also continually think about what I've read in these books and 'The Holographic Universe' by Michael Talbot, which ...more "
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It's a Teacher's Life! A Collection of Poems set in a Girls' Private School
An amusing, ironic collection of anecdotal poems abo
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"9 a.m.,
the first lesson bell rings,
all still in assembly,
again Mr. Smith droning on;
the teachers groan -
bang goes that test...
Well, it's a lesson off the cuff now,
nothing new,
it's happened often enough.

The girls drift in to lessons,
it's ten minu..." Read more of this chapter »
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