Category: books

Now an author

I should have done this years ago, but the main thing is it’s done. My first book is published and available in all good bookshops (and, I hope, a few dodgy ones). The Physics Behind… (Octopus Books) is a whirlwind…

How I wrote a novel in a month

At first sight, it seemed a ridiculous proposition: start writing a novel on 1 November, and have 50,000 words done by the end of the month. That’s nearly 1700 words a day, every day, on top of the regular workload.…

Ripping into Rip Tide

I didn’t get it at first. Ploughing my way through Stella Rimington’s latest novel Rip Tide – an advance copy kindly sent by her publisher before my interview with the great Dame of spy fiction a couple of weeks ago…