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The End of the World Is Bigger Than Love

Davina Bell


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Twins Summer and Winter live alone on a remote island, sheltered from a destroyed world. Until a man arrives who will reshape their lives...

She said we didn't know what the world out there had become. We had been alone there so long on that tiny island, in that tiny church. But in the night, I couldn't bear it. My chest beat like wings.

Identical twin sisters Summer and Winter live alone on a remote island, sheltered from a destroyed world. They survive on rations stockpiled by their father and spend their days deep in their mother's collection of classic literature - until a mysterious stranger upends their carefully constructed reality.

At first, Edward is a welcome distraction. But who is he really, and why has he come? As love blooms and the world stops spinning, the secrets of the girls' past begin to unravel and escape becomes the only option.

The End of the World Is Bigger than Love is a sumptuously written novel of love and grief, affection and sacrifice, of technological progress and climate catastrophe, of an enigmatic bear and a talking whale. It is unlike anything you've read before...

Text Publishing Company, 9781922268822, 288pp.

Publication Date: August 10, 2021

About the Author

Davina Bell is an award-winning author of books for young readers of many ages. Her picture books include All the Ways to be Smart and Under the Love Umbrella. She has written junior fiction (Lemonade Jones) and middle-grade fiction (the Corner Park Clubhouse series). Davina lives in Melbourne, where she works as a children's book editor.