History, finished:
Phew; after three years (on & off), I’ve finally completed my 9,000-word short history of the valley I live in, from the Neolithic to the Victorians. Others had done admirable stuff with sifting the fine-detail of the post-1770 industrial “pots, canals, steel & coal” era, but no-one had “put all the peices together” to clearly show the full 8,000-year sweep of history in the valley. Don’t worry; I shall now go and re-read Middlemarch, and then promise myself I won’t turn into a Mr Casabon 🙂