Next week my company, Biteback , is publishing a book of essays to honour Shirley Williams, and mark the fact that she has just turned 80.
If you're at the LibDem Conference on Monday (sadly I am not going this year!) Shirley will be doing a booksigning on the LibDem Image Stand at noon.
The contributors to the book include Peter Hennessy, David Owen, David Steel, Charles Kennedy, John Kampfner, Roger Liddle, Stephen Wall, Andrew Duff, Jeremy Greenstock, Ming Campbell, David Howarth, Helena Kennedy, Anthony King, John Lloyd, Jennifer Jenkins, Richard Harries, Clifford Longley, Robert Reich, Robert Skidelsky and Crispin Tickell.
This is not a book of essays saying how wonderful Shirley Williams is, but instead is a collection of insightful essays on subjects Shirley has been most interested in during her long political career.
There will also be one of my IN CONVERSATION interviews with Shirley in the conference issue of Total Politics.
You can buy the book HERE.