I finished a draft of London Rain, which is a series of linked short stories featuring a central character, Julien Trent, who is a free-climber and thief, and who occasionally works for the government.

So I’ll put that to one side for a bit and complete the final draft of my children’s story, Border Bob, which is about the adventures of a border terrier called Bob who lives in a kennel at the side of The Big House, on the borders of England, in the 1930s.