Helena Duggan is a children’s author, graphic designer and illustrator from Kilkenny, a medieval town in Ireland, which was the inspiration for A Place Called Perfect. After being named the ‘Waterstones Children’s Book of the Month’ in August 2017, A Place Called Perfect was also shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2018 and featured in Tom Fletcher’s WHSmith Book Club in 2017.
They’ve got their eyes on you: a quirky, creepy and unforgettable adventure, perfect for fans of Roald Dahl, Neil Gaiman and Tim Burton. Violet hates living in Perfect. Why does everyone have to wear special glasses to stop them going blind? What are the strange noises in the night and why is Mum acting so weird? Then Dad disappears and Violet is determined to uncover the truth with the help of the mysterious Boy. But returning normality to Perfect is a battle they never imagined…
‘One of those books that you think about when you’re not reading it and can’t wait to find out what happens next.’ – Tom Fletcher
‘A weird and wonderful tale about a town where nothing is at it seems.’ – The Scotsman
‘A creepy, magical tale of bravery and self-belief’. – The Sunday Express
‘A creepy adventure story full of twists and turns that will hook you in from the start and keep you guessing into the final pages.’ – Scoop Magazine
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