Clearly there is something about particular chapters of this novel. Ages ago (well, April), I was cursing the fact that one was radically over-length. I've just finished the first draft of the equivalent chapter in the next part (see how carefully I still hide just where I am so as not to alarm the
money editor/publisher? But at least I'm over-writing, right?) and it's over by a similar amount. So it'll be a lunchtime in the BTP with a red pen, I think. I have to lose a quarter of it. Again.