All the editorial work on Eminent Parliamentarians – the volume of Speaker’s Lectures held last year to mark the centenary of the passage of the Parliament Act 1911 – is now complete. It has taken longer than expected, though the final part – compiling the index – I managed to complete quicker than anticipated. The book is being published by Biteback Publishing next month. You can find details here. If you order it now through Amazon, you can get it at a discount.
The Speaker, John Bercow, has written the foreword and I have written the introduction. Otherwise, the contents comprise the eleven lectures, starting with Kenneth (Lord) Morgan on Lloyd George and ending with Tristram Hunt on Tony Benn, given in Speaker’s House. There is various additional information, including biographical notes on the subjects and further reading.
I have just realised that this constitutes the thirtieth book I have authored or edited (not including new editions). I may organise a celebration.