I’m making slow but steady progress. Have been through the manuscript now, making minor edits along the way and identifying sections that need more work. It was with enormous relief that I found my thesis in fairly good shape. It doesn’t need extensive work to get it into an acceptable state for publication. Phew! I’ve also taken the decision not to update as much as I had originally planned. The ‘narrative’ will finish in 2008, with an addition of an epilogue, highlighting some key developments since.
So, in the next couple of weeks I need to:
i) finalise my images;
ii) arrange museum/archive visits; and
iii) make a start on the final manuscript.
*opens chapter 1*