Leprosy was a serious illness centuries ago and it shouldn't be taken lightly. Taking the Plunge is also another excellent read by Helen Bailey. Sure I read it really quickly but it didn't entertain me at all. There were five books published in the Electra Brown series of books, with the first one published in 2008, Life at the Shallow End. So relatable, funny, eye-rolling, romantic and eye watering. I suppose this was more to pass the time than anything have a lot going on personally and just need my mind occupied. I didn't know that lazy people were vertical all the time.
The whole plot and story line seemed really sweet and simple. Daisy's mother's situation was never going to happen. The story is exciting and I did laugh. When in reality the story is mostly about a group of wayward, rich, snobbish teenagers. Wait, she has a pony too. As a writer, Bailey has written books such for different target audiences such as teen girls, adults, and smaller girls as well. I thought they had it way too easy after, particularly Daisy's mum finding a new job and home and Mel made way too quick a u-turn personality wise.
On the up side there was one laugh out loud moment for me but I won't tell you what it was because you might hate that bit. If it's a quirk of the character's to get the two mixed up, then fine. I bought this book hoping for a funny book that I could just fall into and it would take me away from the gale force winds that are currently ravaging the seaside town I live in. Well, most of the time I end up finding books I have never heard of, e. I honestly worked my arse off and because of that, I'm going to enjoy my time off, no matter how I think I've done! Though she has lots of money and, yes, is a bit of a snob. And then, in 2008, Helen Bailey created her most loved character, that of Electra Brown.
But one girl, Mel, makes her life a pure misery. I also like the fact that the posh family in the book are shown to have the same problems as every other family although their issues are exaggerated which is a great aspect to the book! The story is funny and pretty well written - despite hating the characters at first, they mostly become likeable as the story progresses. What every girl dreams of is a pony of their own. It was my first time reading any of Helen Bailey's books and I must say, I was very impressed. The theme of bullying was omnipresent in this book, which the blurb didn't really highlight much. However, things did not immediately go to plan for Helen, and she turned her attention to working in the media sphere.
I thought they had it way too easy after, particularly Daisy's mum finding a new job and home and Mel made way too quick a u-turn personality wise. My only problem with the book? She, later on, joined Ponteland High school, where she eventually graduated. Ian Stewart was charged with the prevention of a lawful burial and perverting justice. I suppose this was more to pass the time than anything have a lot going on personally and just need my mind occupied. . Helen Bailey definitely has my heart on this book!! I particularly liked Franco the illegal immigrant gardener being found in Daisy's sister's wardrobe. It follows the story of Daisy Davenport, a spoilt teenager that has it all: a massive house, a hot boyfriend, a gang of super cool girl friends and all the expensive shoes and accessories you could want.
Some of the publishers bought some of the stories and poems that Helen Bailey had written. When Daisy's dad is locked up for Theft and Fraud, the Devenport name is all over the media. Sure I read it really quickly but it didn't entertain me at all. It's a here-and-now book that relies a little too much on designer name-dropping for my liking, but it's still rather good, even if the ending is a little too neat. I think this book would be suitable to girls in the age 12-17.
A blisteringly funny riches-to-rags story from the one and only Helen Bailey. I can't explain how much I like this book. I really enjoyed this film. Pranks are being played on her everyday, she is framed for being the bully, she is cornered in the toilets, called horrible names and her homework is scribbled on. But when she gets knocked out and finds herself living in the most cliche romantic comedy ever, she discovers that, maybe it's possible for everyone to get their happy ending.
Synopsis Daisy Davenport has it all - stunning looks, spectacular house, seriously gorgeous boyfriend. It follows the story of Daisy Davenport, a spoilt teenager that has it all: a massive house, a hot boyfriend, a gang of super cool girl friends and all the expensive shoes and accessories you could want. Taking the Plunge: Helen Bailey has not only delivered laughs in Swimming against the Tide but also in every book in the Crazy World of Electra Brown book series. In this book, Electra has finally gained some courage to look for a better half. She's so over-dramatic and humorous. And if life isn't hard enough already, Daisy's new school is a world away from her old one.
Apparently her brother Aston is so lazy he'd take any chance to be 'vertical. One of my favourites is Daisy's problem with confrontation. In her teens, Helen Bailey bought the Artists and Writers Yearbook with her personal money. Read Title Published Details 1 Friendship and Fairyschool Short Story 2001 2 Spooky Sleepover Short Story 2002 3 Dancing Dreams Short Story 2002 4 Felicity Wishes Fashion Fiasco Short Story 2002 5 Secrets and Surprises Short Story 2003 6 Big Book Of Magical Mishaps 2004 Order of Topaz Series Read Title Published Details 1 Topaz in the Limelight Short Story 2005 2 Topaz Takes a Chance Short Story 2005 3 Topaz Takes a Break Short Story 2007 4 Topaz Steals the Show Short Story 2007 5 Topaz Takes the Stage Short Story 2008 6 Topaz on Ice Short Story 2008 Order of Willow Of The Woods Series Helen Bailey was born in the English city of Newcastle-upon-Tyne on August 22nd 1964. And, of course, what daisy wants, daisy gets, so lets not forget about Fat miss Polly.