Someone asked how we decide on names for the characters in our novels. This is Oliver, my younger grandson. In my latest novel (not quite complete) Oliver is the name of a pilot. My elder grandson - four this year - is called Henry. Henry is also the name of a pilot in one of my American stories. Henry's father is called Douglas Niall. Dougie Nyle is the name of the co-pilot in my thriller novel, Prestwick. So, what's the problem? Names are all around us.