The One Memory of Flora Banks

Published internationally by Penguin and available in 25 languages

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My fourth novel for young adults, Things to do Before the End of the World, was due to be published by Penguin in July 2020, but due to the pandemic it's been postponed to May 2021. It is, whenever it's published, a timely book. It's set over the course of an increasingly hot summer before the apocalypse, in Britain, Spain and France.

Olivia has always been shy. When global events take away her future plans, and a previously-unknown cousin arrives from the US, she realises she needs to seize life while she still can. But is anything, or anyone, quite what it seems?

I wrote this book before any of the current situation happened, but it is about a world in which all the norms suddenly change, all planes are grounded, and so on. However, there is very much NO social distancing going on here . . .


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