Last night Biteback had the pleasure of hosting the launch party for Making the Difference: Essay's in honour of Shirley Williams where Shirley Williams and Andrew Duff, MEP and editor of the book, could be found cheerfully signing copies.

Andrew Duff spoke about the book and its contributors before handing over to Shirley who gave a wonderful speech about some of the topics covered in it. Making the Difference is a collection of essays by her peers, contemporaries and protegés on the themes and issues she has campaigned on during the course of her inspirational career in politics.

Among other things, she paid reference to Germaine Greer's chapter 'Women in Parliament' noting that greater attention was paid during the general election campaign to the women on the arms of the party leaders rather than the women in politics themselves. A point few can refute. She also had many gracious things to say about her contempories who had contributed and many of whom were in attendance.

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