German journalists on a visit to the Book of lip in August

On Friday they came up. Nine people - seven German journalists, a camera guy and a movie guy. I had drawn up a program to describe Marstrand, explain my love for this amazing place and see different places from the books. We began with a dinner on Socialite Hall porch. I asked everyone to describe what they made more precise. Everything from travel magazines to daily newspapers. We sat and talked until the sun went down in North Inlet. Gorgeously. Just before we leave the restaurant draws Julia to work in public relations in Aufbau, my German publisher, the first copy of "Fyrmästarens daughter" in German. I know how a big smile spreading across my face. This is crazy. To sit with book in hand and with nine people around me because of something that I invented and written down on the computer. Fantastic!

Saturday morning started with a ribbåtstur out to Paternoster. Minen the gang on the dock when they saw the rib was priceless. Marstrand Fjord showed up at their best thanks to a weak easterly wind and hardly any waves. It does not take many minutes out to Hamnskär. We climbed the lighthouse Pater Nosters and I pointed out over the many islands and described the shipwreck that took place there. Hard to imagine when the entire ocean sparkles and looks friendly out. Lunch in the old fyrmästarbostaden before we returned - now Swedecharters bridge in Koon. Rib was replaced with a sailboat. Out of North Inlet and up the sails. The sun was shining and the wind was just right. We cruised around Åstol, went outside Marstrand, Klovero and then Albrektsunds channel back.

The next stop was a walk on the island of Marstrand. Stig Christoffersson, homestead association's former president was outside City Hall and waited. He knows all about Marstrand, are like a living encyclopedia I am constantly impressed by his skills and not least his memory! We showed Rådhuskällaren, said that the house was the island's second oldest (the church is the oldest) was built in 1647 when we were still Danish. I described how the women accused of witchcraft had been imprisoned in the basement awaiting trial and judgment in the 1670's. What if these walls could talk!

The time had turned over seven before the tour of the island were closed and we were headed for dinner at a restaurant Drott. Another fabulous sunset.

When I wake up on Sunday morning and find that it's raining a little, I think that it will probably pass. Glatt, I take the ferry to the island to the motion of most of the gang from Hotel Nautic. Casimir and Charles to make a program for the German NDR is left to film in Marstrand during the day. The sky opens up and the rain pours down. We try to make the best of the situation, but Marstrands streets are almost deserted and I freeze where I go to shows, says, pointing. There can be no more than 12-14 degrees and windy. We eat a late lunch and warms us inside LasseMaja. Yesterday's sunshine feels distant when the rain patters against the windows. Strengthened by the food and somewhat drier we return out in the cold. Somehow we at least get to all the sights and scenes that Casimir and Charles had in mind. The clock time to be six before I'm home.

Monday morning offers brilliant sunshine - the weather that we had had yesterday! That there can be such a big difference! Only a German journalist is now left. Karl. He is pleasant and historical interest. I borrowed the key to local heritage association's little cottage. Here you find black and white photos of old Marstrand. Karl listens when I talk about herring periods and past families of steps. Fun for me to hear how he works to build up a picture or a story.

We conclude with Café Matilda's shrimp sandwich on the dock before we say goodbye.

The spouse and children are already out on a sandy beach and I pack quickly a bag with bathing suits before I go down to the dock and start our gig. Slowly I chugs through the crowded harbor, out past Ärholmen. I feel happy and at ease. Book lip in Germany in August - it's crazy!

12 thoughts on "German journalists on a visit to the Book of lip in August"

  1. Hi Ann, you are in twelfth place in the fiction list at the Swedish Bookstore! Hooray! Congratulations!
    Hug
    Simona

  2. Fun reading! so nice to find you o your website! what an exciting life you live o Congratulations to success! Looking forward to reading the next exciting book!
    Hug Helene (Långön..)

    • Helene Hi!
      What fun to hear from you! Exciting life - yes it is interesting that one moment to stand and fix gruel at 3 am and a few hours later to answer questions from German journalists ... Would not like to replace any of it. But it feels a little crazy at times. Take care and family!
      See ya!
      Ann

    • Hi Karina!
      I will try to get better at posting things more often. But I want to be happy to find something interesting to tell ...
      I have also started Tvittra: http://twitter.com/ANNROSMAN
      Now I look at your blog!
      Greetings from Ann

  3. Hi Ann, I just want to say that I think you've written a fantastic book. I bought all year round or what it allers, will not remember well because I do not normally buy the magazine because it was a detective story as an attachment. I am 42 with 3 children and loves to read when there is time, and Dick is my favorite. Is really grateful that I accepted the offer of your book is super and I have now read the next. I hope you continue to write more!
    Big hug Anna

    • Hi Anna! Thank you very much! Well, it was year round, which had Fyrmästarens daughter as a gift last week. Glad you liked it, as a mother of three, I suspect that there's a lot more than reading to get to ... I hope you will like Soul coffin, and yes, I am working on a new idea that will hopefully show up in book form in the spring . Thank you for your nice message and hug back!
      Ann

  4. Hi Ann, I also went and bought all year round, the newspaper I have not read yet but once the book! Cannon! Great written, Camilla Läckberg throw yourself into the wall! This is great for the west coast, now 17 years since we got married and guess where the honeymoon was? Well, a day trip to Marstrand on Sunday after bröllpsnatten been on Father's hat in Kungälv, so now maybe it's time to go there again and bring the teen ... Good luck with all writing!

    • Hi Magdalena! Yeah, heck, it sounds like it's time to come back. And bring teenagers. Guided tour of the fortress, leaving no one untouched, erosion after fingertips in solitary and secret passages ... Or better yet, if you are able to go on one of Stefan Andersson's performances No. 90 Kleist. Talk about living make history. August 20 to 22 is the Turn of Days in Marstrand. Otherwise you can just go out and stroll in the alleys, take a swim and a picnic on the dock. I will watch glass that you liked the book. Do you know that there is also a stand-alone sequel "Soul coffin" which came in the spring? Is to some extent on the Bohuslän witch trials that began in Marstrand. Agree with you on the West Coast has much to offer. You know no other place that is so multifaceted. Now I wish have a nice August and hope you will take a trip to Marstrand! Greetings from Ann

  5. Hi Ingrid!
    Thanks for your nice message. It means a lot to know that there is someone sitting and waiting just for my book! The block is full of notes, bars and arrows here and there. Will see if I can bring order to it.
    Cheerful greetings!
    Ann

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