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Helen Grant

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Helen Grant (born 1964 in London) is an English author of novels for young adults, now based in Scotland. She was educated at Dr Challoner's High School and went on to read classics at St Hugh's College, Oxford. Her first novel, The Vanishing of Katharina Linden, was published by Penguin Books in April 2009.[1] It was shortlisted for the Booktrust Teenage Prize and the CILIP Carnegie Medal. It has also been published in Germany as Die Mädchen des Todes, and has been published in Spain, Holland and the US.

Her second novel, The Glass Demon, was published by Penguin in May 2010. It was shortlisted for the ITW Awards Best Paperback Original category. Her third novel Wish Me Dead was published in 2011 and nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal.

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I'm a little shocked to see that I haven't blogged since March! Time flies when you're having, er, fun. Over the last months I've been working very intensely on an extensive rewrite of my work-in-progress. I have to be honest and say: I don't much enjoy doing big rewrites. In my dreams, the final draft falls through a wormhole in space so I can make sure it's that version the first time round.... Read more of this blog post »
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The Glass Demon

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Wish Me Dead

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Silent Saturday (Forbidden ...

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El imperturbable Hans

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The Demons of Ghent (Forbid...

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Urban Legends (Forbidden Sp...

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The Sea Change & Other Stories

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Sawbones by Catherine Johnson
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A really brilliant YA historical thriller, set in the late 1700s. I absolutely loved this book - the quality of the writing is superb and the historical setting really comes to life - well-researched and accurately depicted, with some enjoyably grues ...more
The Vanishing of Katharina Linden by Helen Grant
"I really love old fairy tales, the ones that aren't sanitized. They are creepy and full of violence and brutal lessons with knowledge of the world that is hard gained. The Vanishing of Katharina Linden is a modern fairy tale that meets these stand..." Read more of this review »
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When I Was Me by Hilary Freeman
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I really enjoyed this YA thriller, which stands out from the crowd because of its very unusual theme - the heroine wakes up one morning not just feeling a bit disoriented after a night out but actually in a parallel version of her own life! It defini ...more
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Urban Legends by Helen Grant
"A thrilling end to the forbidden spaces trilogy. After reading the second book in the series, which managed to be fresh and gripping yet maintained the thread of the story, I was wondering if Helen Grant could pull it off again. And she has done i..." Read more of this review »
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"Truly atmospheric. Helen takes you to travel along with Veerle which, by the way, happens to be a real person. Great reading!"
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“My life might have been so different, had I not been known as the girl whose grandmother exploded.”
Helen Grant, The Vanishing of Katharina Linden
tags: death

“At school, the news that Pia Kolvenbach was moving to England and that her parents were divorcing had circulated with lightening speed. Suddenly I was no longer ostracized for being the Potentially Exploding Girl, but the new attention was worse. I could tell that the girls who sidled up to me and asked with faux-sympathetic smiles whether it was true were doing it on the basis of discussions they had heard between their own parents, to who they would report back like scouts. Soon there would be nothing left of me at all, nothing real: I would be a walking piece of gossip, alternatively tragic and appalling and, worse of all, a poor thing.”
Helen Grant, The Vanishing of Katharina Linden
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“What was really unfair about the whole thing was that Oma Kristel hadn't so much exploded as spontaneously combusted. But Gossip is Baron Münchhausen's little sister, and never lets the truth get in the way of a good story.”
Helen Grant, The Vanishing of Katharina Linden
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Lady Alexandrine Hello Helen :) Thank you for adding m to your friends. It is great that you are coming to Brussels for an event on 6 September. I will do my best to attend it! Have a nice day and see you at the event!


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