To the Parlamentarium, briefly, this evening for the launch party of a book published by two friends, Stephen Clark and Sir Julian Priestley, entitled Europe’s Parliament; People, Places, Politics. Sir Julian was Secretary General of the European Parliament for ten years but had led an illustrious career within the institution before that. Stephen Clark is currently head of web communications in the Parliament. Both authors share a deep enthusiasm for the European Parliament and lovingly describe a living organism that is still evolving but reaching a sort of maturity. Their book is an evocative portrait of an evolving institution and, as their title indicates, of its people, places and politics. For anyone wanting to know more about the institution, this is an essential atmospheric read.