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Olivia Levez

Olivia divides her time between teaching English and binge-writing in her caravan by the sea. She likes hula-hooping, yoga and real ale, but not at the same time.

Olivia lives in Worcestershire with her husband, two sons and her real life Dog, Basil.

World English rights in The Island were acquired by Sarah Odedina, in a two-book deal, in one of her first acquisitions as children’s publisher at Oneworld imprint Rock the Boat.

Odedina said: “It is a pulse-quickening read with real heart by a hugely exciting new voice who I very much look forward to publishing and bringing to readers. The Island will be published in March 2016.

The Island

There were friends once, but they melted away. Things are different now I’m a monster.

Frances is alone on a small island in the middle of the Indian Ocean. She has to find water and food. She has to
survive. And when she is there she also thinks about the past. The things that she did before. The things that made her a monster.

Nothing is easy. Survival is hard. And so is being honest about the past. Frances is a survivor though and she sees that the future is worth fighting for.

The Island is a gripping and thoughtful story about a girl who didn’t ask to be the person she is but is also determined to make herself the person she wants to be.

All is not lost but some things are hard to find.

Territory Publisher/Agent
World Darley Anderson Agency
World English Oneworld