This paragraph marks the introduction of Mr Charalambus.
The first question I and many other writers are asked is always a derivation of ‘..how do you think up the story?’ When I am asked I say it was the name. It is a friend’s surname, spelled slightly differently but essentially the same. I just love it. It is the greatest name I know. It just rolls around the tongue like warm honey. Sweet and aromatic with just a hint of bitterness like an oak aged malt whisky. It catches the back of the throat. It is mysterious and enigmatic with the kick of a mule. Once I decided to use it the character came, almost fully formed. The story was the easy part.