‘I both know how it works, and don’t know how it works. The best metaphor I can come up with is mayonnaise; you put all the ingredients into the mixer, press the button.’
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Elanor Dymott speaks with Robin Blake about storytelling’s essential role in the British legal system, migrating from law journalism to fiction, and the childhood origins of an unsettling recurrent theme in her writing.