Sophie Mackintosh & Rebecca Watson: Cursed Bread

If you eat the bread, you’ll die, he said. The statement made no sense, but it filled me with an electric dread.

Based on the true story of an unsolved mystery, Sophie Mackintosh’s new novel, Cursed Bread (Hamish Hamilton), centres on a small village community upturned by the arrival of a glamourous couple. Jo Hamya calls the book sensuous and haunted, like Madame Bovary reworked as a ghost story’.

Mackintosh was in conversation with Rebecca Watson, author of Little Scratch (Faber).