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The Shelf: 'Utter PERFECTION' Marian Keyes, perfect for fans of 'Love is Blind'

Paperback / softback

Main Details

Title The Shelf: 'Utter PERFECTION' Marian Keyes, perfect for fans of 'Love is Blind'
Authors and Contributors      By (author) Helly Acton
Physical Properties
Format:Paperback / softback
Dimensions(mm): Height 198,Width 129
Category/GenreModern and contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
ISBN/Barcode 9781838773137

Publishing Details

Publisher Zaffre
Imprint Zaffre
Publication Date 7 January 2021
Publication Country United Kingdom


'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'?

Author Biography

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.


'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