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Holly Smale - Author

One of the World Book Day 2015 Authors and March 2015 Author of the Month. Clumsy, a bit geeky and somewhat shy, Holly Smale spent the majority of her teenage years hiding in the changing room toilets at school, scraping abuse off her belongings. After she was unexpectedly spotted by a top London modelling agency at the age of fifteen, nothing changed at all: she spent the following two years falling over on catwalks, going bright red and breaking things she couldn’t afford to replace.

By the time Holly had graduated from Bristol University with a BA in English Literature and an MA in Shakespeare she had given up modelling and set herself on the path to becoming a writer.

Geek Girl was the no. 1 bestselling young adult fiction title in the UK in 2013. It was shortlisted for several major awards including the Roald Dahl Funny Prize and the Branford Boase award, nominated for the Queen of Teen award and won the teen and young adult category of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and the 11-14 category of the Leeds Book Award.

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Reader ReviewedHead Over Heels
Holly Smale
Harriet Manners is a heroine for our times: bright – she's a self-confessed geek with thousands of bizarre facts at her fingertips - a loyal friend, funny, but also constantly anxious and painfully aware of all the ways in which...
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Format: Hardback | Released 07/04/2106
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Head Over Heels
Holly Smale
Harriet Manners is a heroine for our times: bright – she's a self-confessed geek with thousands of bizarre facts at her fingertips - a loyal friend, funny, but also constantly anxious and painfully aware of all the ways in which...
Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 28/07/2016
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Sunny Side Up
Holly Smale
In 3 words : Harriet hits Paris A treat for the summer holidays this special Geek Girl novella sees Harriet Manners in Paris for the Haute Couture shows no less. Being Harriet, she's extensively researched Haute Couture, but it wasn't...
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Format: Hardback | Released 30/06/2016
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All Wrapped Up
Holly Smale
November 2015 Book of the Month To borrow one of her dad's jokes, anyone suffering low ‘elf-esteem' will be cheered by this special Christmas helping of Harriet Manners. It's not a novel, but a kind of Geek Girl Christmas cracker,...
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Format: Hardback | Released 05/11/2015
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All That Glitters
Holly Smale
September 2015 Book of the Month Welcome back Harriet Manners, self-confessed geek and the only supermodel in the world who repeats the entire periodic table when stressed. For those not in the know, this is the fourth book about Harriet,...
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Format: Paperback | Released 27/08/2015
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All That Glitters
Holly Smale
March 2015 Book of the Month Welcome back Harriet Manners, self-confessed geek and the only supermodel in the world who repeats the entire periodic table when stressed. For those not in the know, this is the fourth book about Harriet,...
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Format: Hardback | Released 26/02/2015
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Picture Perfect
Holly Smale
January 2015 Book of the Month Harriet Manners, heroine of the best selling Geek Girl, is back for an equally engaging third adventure. On the brink of her sixteenth birthday, Harriet is still juggling the vast gulf between her...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/01/2015
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Picture Perfect
Holly Smale
June 2014 Mega Book of the Month Harriet Manners, heroine of the best selling Geek Girl, is back for an equally engaging third adventure. On the brink of her sixteenth birthday, Harriet is still juggling the vast gulf between...
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Format: Hardback | Released 05/06/2014
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Model Misfit
Holly Smale
October 2013 Book of the Month Geek girl Harriet Manners is back for a second adventure and this time she is determined to replace her geek self with someone who is glamorous, popular and cool. It's a great ambition. The...
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Format: Paperback | Released 26/09/2013
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Geek Girl
Holly Smale
One of our Books of the Year 2013 and Winner of the 2013 Lovereading4Kids People's Choice Best Kids Book. There's laughter and tears in this hilarious roller-coaster story of teen life in the starry world of modelling. Self-avowed geek Harriet...
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Format: Paperback | Released 28/02/2013
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Reader ReviewedGeek Girl
Holly Smale
Shortlisted for The Branford Boase Award 2014 - Winner of the Waterstone's Children's Prize 2014 Fiction for teens category - Winner of the 2013 Lovereading4Kids Reader's Favourite Book and a Book of the Year 2013. There's laughter and tears...
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Format: Paperback | Released 28/02/2013
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