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When Penguin signed up The One Memory of Flora Banks and said they would publish it in January 2017, that seemed like an impossibly distant future date that would never arrive; as if they’d said ‘We’ll publish in 3059, in the Andromeda galaxy’. And then, somehow, it came round, and now Flora Banks is out there in the world.

Here are some pictures from the amazing launch party at the Ice Bar in London. I’m still reeling.

All photos are by Danny Jackson.

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The One Memory of Flora Banks

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…