Author of Alex Rider, Foyle's War, Sherlock Holmes, James Bond, TV and film writer, occasional journalist.



Wed, July 21, 2010

9.57am. Friday, 16th July.

I’m sitting in the Grange Hotel in York and I have just written the last sentence of the last Alex Rider novel, SCORPIA RISING. The last chapter is called “Departures” and it’s incredibly sad.

Rewriting starts when I get to Crete. But I just thought I’d mark the moment with this brief blog. This afternoon I’m being given a doctorate by York University. Quite a day.