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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 Circus

Why would a girl who has everything want to run away and never be found?

Willow has staged runaways ever since she was a little girl. She has everything a young person should want: a rich daddy, clothes, money, a pony and a place at a prestigious boarding school. In reality, she has everything except the thing she really wants: a father who cares enough to find her.

Aged sixteen, on the eve of her father’s wedding, she ruins the bride’s dress and escapes through a window, determined never to return. Her missing mother was a circus performer, and Willow wants to follow in her footsteps. But the performers she meets don’t want her. When her last bit of money is stolen by Suze, another runaway girl she thought she could trust, Willow becomes really homeless. Then Suze comes tumbling back into her life and a desperate Willow has to decide whether to trust her all over again . . .

So begins their frightening, exhilarating odyssey though hunger, performance, desperation and dreams. Will they both survive and will Willow make it to the circus of her imagining?

Olivia Levez takes you into the very heart of a girl who wants so hard to be lost, but saves herself through a powerful friendship and the awakening of a need for home.

Territory Publisher/Agent
World Darley Anderson Agency
World English Oneworld

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