Mrs O'Neil has just finished reading The Life of Captain Reilly - Part 2, but all the way through I was getting questions about pilot infedility, night-stop antics and cabin crew with oversized breasts.

Well, it wasn't good enough to explain the difference between writer and character; she wanted to know if I had written about my fantasies. My reply: No darling, you're not in the book.

This vomit-inducing reply must have worked since she now wants to know when I'm going to write the third installment. Well, book 3 will appear this year. The story is outlined in my vault like head and there it will stay until the pages are complete. My only concern is how I'm going to write my wife into the book!