After a marathon session in front of the screen, I have proof-read Ribbonworld and found to my surprise that there were hardly any errors. (at least I found hardly any which may not be the same thing.)
I've sent the manuscript back now for final checks and hope we are on course to publish in October.
To whet appetites, I have put a page of the novel up on my website for you to read, it may be the bravest thing I have ever done, who knows what the reaction will be.
Anyway it's here if you want a look.