The law was simple: any Celt
caught in England without a visa was tattooed – a Celtic knot, on the left
cheek where it was impossible to hide – and then sent back home.
Any Celt caught in England without a visa and with a tattoo, was shot. No trial, no mercy.
Claire is a writer and a teacher who lives and works in the Scottish Borders. Bombmaker is her second novel. Her first book, Ferryman, was shortlisted for the Scottish Children's Book Awards, long-listed for the Branford Boase Award and nominated for the Carnegie Medal.
-Excerpt from Claire's new novel, Bombmaker