“Writing a book is an adventure. To begin with, it is a toy and an amusement; then it becomes a mistress, and then it becomes a master, and then a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster, and fling him out to the public.”
Like Winston Churchill, I've flung quite a number of books at the public in the last twenty-odd years. I usually fling them from the comfort of my bed – quite literally. It's where I do a lot of my creative work, where it's warm, quiet, and several thick walls away from the constant interruptions of my modern Internet office. I've been extraordinarily lucky. Apart from the classic House of Cards series I've been able to write many other parliamentary novels, as well as a series of historical novels about Winston Churchill that has been greeted very generously. Now I've embarked on a new adventure, in the company of an extraordinary man called Harry Jones. He jumps in and out of bed, too, but usually not his own….