Andrew Lane is the author of more than twenty books: some are original novels set in the same universes as the BBC TV programmes Doctor Who, Torchwood and Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased); some are contemporary novels written under a pseudonym; and some are non-fiction books concerning specific film and TV programme characters (notably James Bond, and Wallace and Gromit). He is also the author of the Young Sherlock Holmes series of young adult novels.
Andrew lives in Dorset with his wife, his son and a vast collection of Sherlock Holmes books, the purchase of which over the past twenty years is now a justifiably tax-deductible expense.
The Hobbit, Stig of the Dump and the Tripods trilogy by John Christopher (The White Mountains, The City of Gold and Lead and The Pool of Fire). Also, of course, anything by Steve Cole, especially the Astrosaurs and Cows in Action series . . .