The One Memory of Flora Banks

Published internationally by Penguin and available in 25 languages

Hello, and thank you for visiting my website.

My third novel for young adults, The Girl Who Came Out of the Woods, is going to be published in May. It's set in India and Britain, and is about a sixteen year old girl called Artemis who has grown up in a tiny community in the hills outside Mumbai. Her village was set up in the nineties by idealistic backpackers from all over the world, and it's all she's ever known.

When disaster strikes she finds herself walking out into the outside world, and experiencing everything she has never known. She's never even seen electricity before, and now she has to work out how to navigate a world of cars, crowds and social media. Who should she trust, when she has always trusted everyone?

 

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Stockport Children’s Book Awards

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