Okay, it’s done. For years now I have been perfectly well aware that I have been breaking the cardinal rule of writing in having two characters of (broadly similar) the same name: Hannah Ball and Hanna Katla Baldursdóttir. There have been very good reasons for this, and I have been determined (should that be bloody-minded) to continue for as long as I can with these names.

Over Easter I decided that, finally, things must change. Today, I made the final cut for Hannah Ball, my character who wandered into my novel with Alice Cartwright from my previous novel/filmscript The Mill. From now on, her name will be Kirsten Ball.