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 when she was 15 years old. Here, she finished school and spent her holidays in Saudi Arabia, where her father had been placed with work.
Helly Acton recommends
"A magical modern love story, I've fallen head over heels for Paris again!"
The Summer Job (2021)
"A perfect blend of hilarious and poignant! I fell for Birdy on the very first page and inhaled the rest of her story as fast as I’d inhale a cold rose at 5 p.m. on a hot day. A brilliantly original plot paired with fabulously funny writing - a pure joy to read!"
The Mismatch (2021)
"A powerful love and life story of past and present Iranian experiences in the UK. Beautiful writing and complex, fascinating characters."
Is This It? (2021)
"Ivy [is] my personal hero and new fictional BFF. Sharp, funny, steamy and fast - it has everything I could ever want in a rom com."
"Hilarious and heartbreaking, enlightening and important. I haven't felt so emotionally invested in a character and her journey in a long time. Sukh's writing is funny, sharp and so wonderfully descriptive that I really felt like I was right by Sunny's side, rooting for her, for the whole journey. EVERYONE needs to read this book!"
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