Flora’s Penzance

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The One Memory of Flora Banks begins with Flora living her tightly-controlled life at home in Penzance. I love Penzance and visit as often as I can. It’s a beautiful town, with class and edge and fresh sea air, and it’s an inspiring place to go to write.

The other day my partner Craig and I went for a walk around Flora’s Penzance, as part of a revisiting of the book’s locations we’re doing to coincide with publication. Here are some pictures (and yes, Svalbard is up next – watch this space).

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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…