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When Cleo was released a few years ago, I was honoured the story of our small black cat was so warmly received around the world. 2 million copies and 16 languages later, Cleo is poised to become a movie made by South Pacific Pictures (makers of The Whale Rider).

It was a thrill when the sequel, After Cleo Came Jonah (Cats and Daughters in the US) was embraced by critics and readers alike.

My first novel, Tumbledown Manor, has just been released in Germany. Can't wait for the launch of the US edition in May 2016.

"If you like Marian Keyes' novels, you'll LOVE this. A lovely escapist read for any woman."
Kerre McIvor
Newstalk ZB

Delightfully written, very charming and laugh out loud funny. Recommended.”
Shandelle Battersby
Weekend Herald, Auckland.

"It is splendid to know there are still writers who can help you forget it all for a couple of hours."
Nina Valentine
Ballarat Courrier

"Helen Brown is a great story teller."
Radio Arabella, Munich.




“Possibly the next Marley and Me”  Good Housekeeping UK

For all those people who say they aren’t cat people but deep down know they are, this is the story of how a small black cat padded into our lives at a time when we most needed help.  I thought a kitten was the last thing we needed, but Cleo proved how wrong I was.

Hodder UK Hardback due for release February 2010
Hodder UK Hardback

Chinese simplified language version

US book cover


Cats and Daughters (After Cleo Came Jonah)

"An intimate memoir about one woman and her relationship with her cat and family... [Brown] writes eloquently about the bonds that exist between women of all ages... a pleasant and moving story of love and identity among mothers, daughters and felines." Kirkus Reviews.

"Poignant and life-affirming" Daily Express UK

“A Must Read” The Lady UK

This is the story of how one cat leads to another, that rebellious felines and daughters have more in common than you might think. And how I learned compromise and medication can be okay.

UK Cover
UK Cover
Two Roads Publishers
US Cover
US Cover
March 2013
After Cleo Came Jonah - German Cover
French Cover


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