‘Blues took me to the swamps of the Deep South, and the heart-rending misery Emily encounters’ – Sanjida O’Connell

Blues, slave songs and the decadant glamour of the Deep South. My Undercover Soundtrack guest this week stirs up a heady mix for her novel about an Englishwoman in the 1850s who marries a charming American – and discovers he owns a plantation with 700 slaves. Sanjida O’Connell will be here on Wednesday talking about the music that helped her write Sugar Island

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