Scribbling away

Having completed the proofs for Eminent Parliamentarians, the past few days have been given over to completing the manuscript for the second edition of Parliament in British Politics.  I have been working on it for some time: it has required extensive re-working, given all that has happened since the first edition was published in 2005.  Preparing a new edition of a book can sometimes be almost as time-consuming as writing a new one, though one does not get quite so much credit as for a brand new book. 

The good news is that the manuscript is now complete.  I have been devoting some time to checking it: however many times one engages in proof reading, one usually discovers typographical or other errors.  (And when a book is published, the first thing an author usually sees straight away is the typo that got overlooked!)   Anyway, I now have the final product. 

Now that is out of the way, I have to complete my chapters for the new edition – the eighth – of Politics UK.  Most have been drafted and I just have the chapter on the House of Commons – which is also the most substantial of mine – to revise.   So far I am on schedule.  The challenge is to get the bulk of it done before the start of the new semester – which begins next Monday.  Back to the keyboard….

About Lord Norton

Professor of Government at Hull University, and Member of the House of Lords
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