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.

About Claire McFall

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