My work has been largely unaffected by lockdown – I write Strong Words from home: motionless, desk-bound and in silence. People had a rowdier time making the Book of Kells.
And books are impervious to the virus. They are entertainment’s indomitable formula. Even after all technology has stopped working they will still be doing their thing, in exactly the same format.
The big difference has been the every-day-is-like-Sunday mood (a Sunday circa 1974). Everything closed. No news. No drama outside my window.
The magazine draws its vitality from the human carnival, so the sooner that great demented parade returns, the better.