The One Memory of Flora Banks

The One Memory of Flora Banks

Be brave

As I’ve been writing for years and have thirteen books out in the world, I never expected that I’d be announcing a debut all over again.

However, here it is: The One Memory of Flora Banks is my debut book for young adults. I started writing this as a thriller for adults, but as the story unfolded I realised that it was actually something quite different from anything I had previously written.

I wrote it over the course of a couple of years, entirely as a labour of love as I had no idea whether anyone would ‘get’ it or want to publish it. My fantastic agent Lauren pushed me to make it as good as it could possibly be, and to my absolute delight, Penguin came on board to publish it.

The One Memory of Flora Banks follows Flora, a teenage girl who lives with anterograde amnesia and has to re-remember her life several times each day. The book is set against the backdrop of obsessive first love, with a setting that moves between Cornwall and the midnight sun of the Arctic summer. Although it’s a YA book, it’s very much a novel for readers of all ages.

I’m now working on my second YA novel, set in Rio, which will also be published by Penguin.

Available in 26 languages and over 50,000 copies sold

  • USA (Philomel)
  • GERMANY (Fischer)
  • ITALY (Salani)
  • SPAIN (Salamandra)
  • CATALAN (Salamandra)
  • ISRAEL (Yedioth)
  • FRANCE/FRENCH CANADA (Casterman/ADA)
  • SWEDEN (Alfabeta)
  • TURKEY (Pegasus)
  • SERBIA (Laguna)
  • POLAND (Bukowy Las)
  • JAPAN (Shogakukan)
  • ROMANIA (Editura Epica)
  • RUSSIA (Exmo)
  • CANADA (PRH Canada)
  • HUNGARY (Muvelt Nep Konyvkiado)
  • TAIWAN (Sharp Point)
  • BRAZIL (Verus)
  • BULGARIA (Kragozor)
  • PORTUGAL (20 20 Editora)
  • CZECH (Albatros)
  • SLOVAK (Albatros)
  • LITHUANIA (Alma Littera)
  • ESTONIA (Pegasus)
  • CROATIA (Profil)
  • VIETNAM (Nha Nam)