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The Shelf - Helly Acton

The Shelf

By: Helly Acton

Paperback | 1 June 2021

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Six women. Four weeks. One house. Who will be left on The Shelf? A funny, feminist and all-too-relatable novel about our obsession with coupling up, settling down and the battle we all have with accepting ourselves, The Shelf introduces the freshest new voice in women's fiction. 'One of those delicious books you just can't put down. Utter PERFECTION!'
- Marian Keyes

Ever feel like you're losing a race you never signed up for? Everyone in Amy's life seems to be getting married, having children and settling down (or so Instagram tells her), and she feels like she's falling behind. So, when her long-term boyfriend surprises her with a dream holiday, she thinks he's going to finally pop the Big Question. But the dream turns into a nightmare when, instead, she finds herself on the set of a Big Brother-style reality television show, The Shelf.

Along with five other women, Amy is brutally dumped live on TV and must compete in a series of humiliating and obnoxious tasks in the hope of being crowned 'The Keeper'. While inside the house, will Amy learn that there are worse things than being 'left on the shelf'?

About the Author

Helly Acton is a copywriter from London with past lives in the Middle East, Africa and Australia. Born in Zimbabwe, Helly and her family emigrated to the East Sussex coast w hen she w as fifteen years old. She studied Law at King's College London before following a more creative path into advertising. Helly currently lives in London with her husband, Chris, and their dog child Milo.
Industry Reviews
'I absolutely LOVED The Shelf. One of those delicious books you just can't put down. So many gorgeous w itty one-liners. Utter PERFECTION!' - Marian Keyes

'I really loved it! Subversive, feminist and a real breath of fresh air. I inhaled this!' - Laura Jane Williams

'Fun, fresh and thought-provoking' - Lindsey Kelk

'[One of] the hottest summer reads . . . a plot that shouldn't work on paper, but really does.' - Cosmopolitan

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