Running in Heels by Helen Bailey

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One family’s headlong fall from riches to rags is entertainingly chronicled by fourteen year old Daisy Davenport. Rich, gorgeous and with a lovely boyfriend in tow, Daisy seems to have it all. But, when her father is charged with corruption, all the glossy trappings are removed and Daisy finds herself in a lot of unfamiliar situations. Who knows? Once she’s made the adjustments, she may be happier. She’ll certainly be wiser and her observations make good food for thought about some pretty terrible assumptions.


Running in Heels by Helen Bailey

Daisy Davenport has it all -- stunning looks, spectacular house, seriously gorgeous boyfriend. But when her father is sent to jail for corruption, Daisy's life is shattered. Cramped into rooms above a kebab shop, she and her family have to readjust -- fast. And if life isn't hard enough already, Daisy's new school is a world away from her old one. And the school bully is going to make sure she remembers it ...


A humorous, light-hearted story with funny, real and SHALLOW characters (Taking the Plunge). A must read! -- Hannah, 12, Chicklish website Electra is a really likeable character with a great outlook on life. She feels very believable, and even though she still worries about the shallow things in life, the larger things also get to her. -- Write Away website One for all teenage girls to read (Out of My Depth). I highly recommend it! -- Kirsty Scard, Waterstone's, Alton We love her! -- Mizz on Electra Brown 20090319

About the Author

Helen Bailey

Helen Bailey, the author, who has died aged 51, was best known for her teen fiction about a girl called Electra Brown, a cheerful, mouthy 14-year old schoolgirl obsessed with make-up, snogging, spots and whether she should dye her hair. Helen was born and brought up in Northumberland. Barely into her teens, she 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 and ran a successful London-based character licensing agency handling internationally reknowned properties such as Snoopy, Felicity Wishes, Dilbert and Zorro.

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336 pages


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Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Books

Publication date

3rd February 2011




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