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I0m glad you liked this. It's one of my favourite series.

As for the Civil Service... I once worked as a consultant with a Whitehall agency that I won't name and discovered a phrase in regular use that I'd never come across before: nugatory work. It describes work of no value or importance. The Whitehall person who explained it to me also shared its etymology (it was that kind of place). It comes from Latin nugatorius, from nugari ‘to trifle’ and from nugae ‘jests’.

This means the Civil Service has a phrase in common use that describes work that is a pointless joke.
Oh, good grief.
Wanda's Book Reviews 1 month ago
Yay! Glad you enjoyed the first book! In my opinion, they improve as you go.