A Place Called Perfect


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…

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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

A creepy, magical tale of bravery and self-belief. ― Sunday Express

A quirky, creepy, and unforgettable adventure, perfect for fans of Roald Dahl, Neil Gaiman and Tim Burton. ― Mumsnet

A perfect choice for Waterstones Children’s Book of the Month and I will be recommending it to everyone, including adults, that I can! ― Kelly Macdonald, Waterstones bookseller

A unforgettably magical and creepy tale with an eye-catching and quirky heroine. ― South Wales Evening Post

About the Author

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. She writes in a treehouse built by her husband Robbie and his brother in the bottom of their garden. She lives in a small house with Robbie, their daughters Jo and Bobbie and dog Tinker.

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Helena Duggan

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Ideal age

9 Years and up




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