The Voice of the Backbenchers – my history of the 1922 Committee – was launched on Tuesday at a reception, attended by the Prime Minister, to mark the 90th anniversary of the 1922 Committee. It is published by the Conservative History Group on behalf of the 1922 Committee. I shall circulate details shortly of how copies may be obtained for those wishing to acquire copies.
Now that it is published and I have copies, I have decided that it is indeed a book. I had listed it under the category of a short monograph, but as that basically means a short book I thought I may as well list it with the rest of my books.
Does this classification matter? Only for where I list it in my CV, but that has little relevance for anyone else as there is little reason why anyone else would see it. It has more relevance in terms of providing the answer when people ask me how many books I have published. Instead of saying ‘thirty, plus a short monograph’, I can now say ‘thirty-one’. Each response excludes new editions. And talking of new editions, more shortly on the 2nd edition of Parliament in British Politics…
UPDATE: See John Rentoul’s report on the book at http://blogs.independent.co.uk/2013/04/24/lloyd-george-my-part-in-his-downfall/