Barr amnesia book to PRH in “six-figure” deal

Barr amnesia book to PRH in “six-figure” deal

Penguin Random House UK Children's has acquired a teen book by Emily Barr in a six-figure deal.

Editorial director Ruth Knowles bought world rights to The One Memory of Flora Banks, along with a second stand-alone novel, from Lauren Pearson at Curtis Brown.

The book is about Flora, a teenage girl who lives with anterograde amnesia -  which involves inability to remember information encountered after its onset -and has to re-remember her life several times each day.

Knowles said: “The One Memory of Flora Banks is an incredible page-turner of a novel, full of twists and turns, against the backdrop of obsessive first love. Emily writes with such atmosphere and tension - we are thrilled that she has chosen PRH as her new home, and the whole team is buzzing with excitement.”

Barr is also the author of Backpack.