To all those who asked – both on the blog and in multiple emails – yes I will get the book done! Its a monastic environment here. I have two not so good television channels, an hours travel to get to the centre of Singapore, one excellent swimming pool and steep hill to climb every morning to the faculty. So I have little alternative but to crack on with writing! I did purchase a set of speakers to go with the iPod on the grounds that my thesis was written to Wagner with the result that a leitmotif produces a pavlovian writing response – and I have three different versions of the Ring to provide variety…..