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Helen Grant

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Helen Grant (born 1964 in London) is an author of novels for young adults, now based in Scotland. 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.

In addition to her novels for young adults, she has been a regular contributor to the M.R. James Ghosts & Scholars

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The Vanishing of Katharina ...

3.66 avg rating — 2,773 ratings — published 2009 — 18 editions
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The Glass Demon

3.53 avg rating — 1,293 ratings — published 2010 — 13 editions
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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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Ghost

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Reading Round comes to Perth!

I'm very excited to say that from 18th September 2019 I shall be running a Royal Literary Fund Reading Round group at Perth!

Reading Round is a bit different from other reading/book groups. I've  taken part in a book group myself, and I'm sorry to say that I didn't manage to keep up with the reading at all, especially the books I didn't particularly fancy! There's no "homework" with Reading Rou Read more of this blog post »
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This book is an examination of the nature of God in the Old Testament, set against the political and cultural landscape of the times. It is extremely accessible and highly informative - many of the upheavals of the times when the books were written w ...more
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This is a really unusual book: the story of Morgan, who is hideously disfigured but lives, initially unthinkingly, in a large and luxurious house funded by the family business. One day, children begin appearing and live in the house with him and his ...more
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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
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“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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“My life might have been so different, had I not been known as the girl whose grandmother exploded. And had I not been born in Bad Munstereifel. If we had lived in the city -- well, I"m not saying the event would have gone unnoticed, but the fuss would probably only have lasted a week before public interest moved elsewhere. Besides, in a city you are anonymous; the chances of being picked out as Kristel Kolvenbach's granddaughter would be virtually zero. But in a small town -- well, small towns everywhere are rife with gossip, but in Germany they raise it to an art form.”
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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