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From Cape Wrath to Finisterre

Cape Wrath tells the story of how Björn Larsson came to write his dark novel The Celtic Ring about the disappearance of a sailor, arms smuggling and a secret Druidic cult. On the long sailing trip between Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Brittany and the Spanish coast of Galicia, Larsson talked to many sailors and adventurers, fishermen and seafarers, who were waiting for the next tide to leave port. Their yarns, woven together in Larsson's head, form the backdrop to The Celtic Ring, his thriller about a Celtic secret organisation. Their philosophy, however, is not fiction: Cape Wrath describes a different way of life, a life with the sea, which unites the people of the Celtic fringe of Europe.

Bjorn Larssons' passion is sailing. He spends his summers on board of his boat and the rest of the year teaching French literature at the University of Lund. Larsson has written two novels which were translated into English: Long John Silver (The Harvill Press, 1999)and The Celtic Ring(Seafarer Books, 2001). Cape Wrath, the non-fiction background story to The Celtic Ring, was his most successful book in his native Sweden and received a prestiguous travel writing award in France.

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