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91 of 91 Sun 17th Nov 2019 8:23pm
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By coincidence I have just finished the latest Lee Child book as well - Blue Moon. The best one for a while in my view, and I've read them all. Lee Child was indeed born in Coventry, his real name is Jim Grant. He moved to Birmingham when young and sadly supports the V*lla. He worked in TV for many years and started writing when made redundant, before moving to America. I met Lee Child a few years ago at a book event at Birmingham Library Theatre and he is a really nice chap. He related his story of early years right through to when the first Jack Reacher film was made. He wasn't overly impressed with the casting of the diminutive Tom Cruise but explained that with A-list film stars, you get what you get and have no say in it. He is a tall, imposing man and has made a cameo appearance in both films. When I had a chat with him I did express disappointment about him not being a City fan, but it seems he was pointed towards his lot as a child, poor sod.