The Bass Rock by Evie Wyld (Book Review)

Set on the coast of Scotland, The Bass Rock covers several women’s lives. There’s a young woman in the 1700s who’s been accused of withcraft, there’s a woman in the post WW2 era raising the children of a distant husband and there’s a woman in contemporary times who is preparing the house for sale.

I loved this so much. I loved the three stories, and the way connections appear between them – sometimes direct connections, sometimes tenuous links. It’s a beautiful book, wonderful and deeply flawed characters.

The Bass Rock won the Stella Prize for 2021.

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