What’s it like having a novel published in the middle of a global pandemic?

“Oh, the book feels completely inconsequential,” says Evie Wyld, whose much-anticipated third book, The Bass Rock, is out next week. “I’ve just done my first bit of stockpiling; it’s mainly Twiglets and whisky.”

We meet in a café around the corner from the author’s home and the independent bookshop she co-owns in “Peckham Village”, southeast London, to talk about her dark, beautiful and funny gothic family saga for the #MeToo generation.

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