You can now read Pt1 of the draft of my new book here
I've decided to do a separate sub-blog for each part of the book (about 7 in all). It's lost a bit of formatting and all of the footnotes/references, but otherwise hopefully it's fairly readable. I am posting these sections after I have done a first rough edit of the original draft, just to tidy it up a bit. That means I can get this in front of you for comments while I am working on the next section. Please bear in mind that I wont keep the whole book online in this form. It is a draft and also my publisher doesnt want this all online at once, or for any length of time. So if you want to read it here first, the rest of this month is your chance!
Please be a bit gentle with it. I wouldnt usually share a draft at this early unpolished stage. There will be plenty of typos and clumsy bits. I am intending to do further editing, and hopefully with help from your comments.
Finally please do comment here (I've not enabled comments where the text is as I'll be taking it down again)
Okay let the experiment in open source publishing commence
Happy Easter (anyone who is reading)
(NOTE; THE FIRST COMMENT FROM JD REFERS TO A PREVIOUS VERSION - IT WAS SO HELPFUL THAT I HAVE CHANGED THE WHOLE PT1 DRAFT, APART FROM ANYTHING ELSE IT IS NOW 8000 WORDS RATHER THAN 15,000!)