Get your copies now…

Manchester University Press are holding a ‘Back to School’ sale and copies of Reform of the House of Lords are available at the price of £5 instead of the regular retail price of £9.99. 

Today (Friday) is the last day of the sale, so if you would like to get copies at an even more attractive price than usual, now is the time to order.  Form an orderly queue…

I see the book has a 4.5 rating on Amazon based on two reviews, one of which wished I had padded it out more.  Not usually what reviewers suggest.

Advertisements

About Lord Norton

Professor of Government at Hull University, and Member of the House of Lords
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

5 Responses to Get your copies now…

  1. Croft says:

    “I had padded it out more”

    Um…is padded out ever a good thing?

    • Croft says:

      Actually just remembering back I seem to remember a Prof telling me his publisher has given him a specific number of pages. Rather reminded me of children given lines who then just expanded their word spacing or letter size to fill the page.

  2. Lord Norton says:

    Croft: Some writers do seem to confuse quantity with quality and take the maximum length prescribed by a publisher as a target.

    I think the whips at times have encouraged some padding in speeches in order to ensure a debate does not end before the scheduled time! In the Commons, that is.

    • Croft says:

      “I think the whips at times have encouraged some padding in speeches in order to ensure a debate does not end before the scheduled time! In the Commons, that is.”

      I thought this was quite common? Both in the general padding of ‘filler debates’ just to fill a time slot and the somewhat more cynical padding to prevent time for the opposition or indeed government rebels in programmed legislation.

      There are also a few backbenchers who seem (unencouraged) to derive a certain pleasure in wrecking private members bills. I seem to remember PMQs being cancelled one week by a filibuster of a government bill.

  3. tizres says:

    Good grief, Lord Norton, Mr P Blond referred to Mr G Freeman MP as new talent. I can only assume Mr B was before your time.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s