Preaching to the converted?

Amazon have e-mailed me to recommend, based on my previous purchases, that I acquire a copy of Parliaments and Governments in Western EuropeIt is difficult to deny that it is a book that is very much central to my interests.  As indeed is the other book they mention that is frequently purchased with this one: Parliaments and Pressure Groups in Western EuropeThey certainly go together, along with the other book in the trilogy, Parliaments and Citizens in Western Europe  They all have the same editor…

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About Lord Norton

Professor of Government at Hull University, and Member of the House of Lords
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13 Responses to Preaching to the converted?

  1. Dave H says:

    I’m surprised they didn’t also recommend “Fly Fishing” by J.R. Hartley.

  2. Lord Norton says:

    Dave H: I’ve never had to contact them to check if they have a copy!

  3. Frank W. Summers III says:

    🙂

  4. Frank W. Summers III says:

    Lady Tizzy,
    It is indeed relatively undemanding to post a single emoticon. On the other hand I am glad I took a hiatus so that I did not quite double the second position — you very tizziness…

  5. Frank W. Summers III says:

    😉

  6. ladytizzy says:

    I’m playing my joker. Ha!

  7. ladytizzy says:

    Lord Norton, this might amuse you:
    http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/user/nick_leaton

    In particular: http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/cost_of_justices_robes_2#comment-7732

    If ever there was such an apposite name for a site…

    • Lord Norton says:

      ladytizzy: How splendid. Perhaps you should change your name to Miss Marple. It is a very revealing site. I wonder if perchance Nick Leaton blogs under a pseudonym! Perhaps someone should put in an FOI request to find out how much it has cost in terms of public funds for Parliament to answer FOI requests from the aforementioned.

    • Chris K says:

      Haha! It just goes to show how easy it is to leave a trail on t’internets even with the best of efforts. I wonder how many people know who the wonderfully pseudonymous ‘Chris K’ is in real life…

      Still, credit where’s it due to Mr Leaton. £138k for 12 robes? That is… bad. I’m convinced the previous government couldn’t have burnt money as fast as it spent it.

      • Frank W. Summers III says:

        Chris K.,
        This is the sort of comment I find idfficult to resist. Those wo know you only electronically through Lord Norton do know you a bit. As witness: http://lordsoftheblog.net/2009/11/05/prize-winner-at-the-lords/

        On the other hand, the disguise is not useless. This is how your assumed name is answered from my part of the web:

        To, Chris K DDS – Total Dental : Reviews and maps – Yahoo! Local
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        To, Chris K DDS – Total Dental : Reviews and maps – Yahoo! Local, 281.980. 8478. Get Ratings, Reviews, Photos and more on Yahoo! Local.
        To, Chris K DDS – Total Dental, Sugar Land, TX : Reviews and maps …
        local.yahoo.com/info-19144201-to-chris-k-dds-total-dental
        4 days ago – To, Chris K DDS – Total Dental, Sugar Land, TX : Reviews and maps – Yahoo! Local, 281.980.8478. Get Ratings, Reviews, Photos and more on …

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        Chris K on Vimeo
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  8. ladytizzy says:

    “…how much it has cost in terms of public funds…”

    You read my mind (and have a very good memory!)

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