Via Titan Books, a reminder that Peter O”Donnell, the creator of superspy Modesty Blaise, is turning 90 this year and fans can email him birthday wishes directly at email@example.com or via post at Titan Books, 144 Southwark Street, London SE1 0UP, UK. A prolific author of short stories, novels, articles, plays and film, O’Donnell’s best known character is Blaise, who debuted in 1963 as a comic strip drawn by Jim Holdaway, before going on to star in several film and novel adaptations. New strips stopped appearing in 2001, but reprint volumes of her adventures with sidekick Willie Garvin are readily available via Titan.
O’Donnell celebrated his birthday on 11 April,
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