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Helena Duggan

The Battle For Perfect

Book 3 in the Perfect series
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My Story

I am from Kilkenny, a medieval, haunted city in the south of Ireland, which was the inspiration for the town in A Place Called Perfect. I write stories full of adventure because I get bored really easily. I am also a graphic designer for my brother and sisters lighting design business Willie Duggan in Ireland. 


A Place Called Perfect was my first book. It was published in August 2017 and was a Waterstones Book of the Month. It won numerous awards including Crimefest Children's Book of the Year and was nominated for the Irish Book Awards and Waterstones Children's Prize.

The Trouble with Perfect was published in September 2018 and the last book in the trilogy The Battle for Perfect was published in September 2019.

The series is a bestselling series has sold over 120,000 copies and counting and is published in 13 languages to date.

When I'm not writing or designing I'm hanging around with Robbie, my husband (who loves climbing mountains), my daughters Jo and Bobbie and our crazy rescue dog Tinker.

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My  Books

A Place Called Perfect

The Trouble With Perfect

The Battle For Perfect


"A weird and wonderful tale about a town where nothing is at it seems"

The Scotsman


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