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5th February 2009

First proofs

I once heard a writer say that there was no feeling like getting the first proofs back from the publisher.  Now I know. It is an extraordinary feeling – seeing all your work, years of labour, now neatly laid out on the page.

There is, of course, still much to do, but the end really is in sight – a relief not only for me but for my poor family and colleagues, who’ve had to put up with an often absent author for some years.