Which of our famous political writers will take up their pens at the end of it all and give us the book? All of them, probably. But whose will be published, whose will sell? Even if we know the outcome all along?
The characters. Cameron, of Oxford. Osborne, of Oxford. Hammond, Johnson, May, Gove ... Salmond and Sturgeon and Adams and Robinson. Assorted 'businessmen' (or biznizmen as they say in Russia, it means something subtly different). Celebrities, as they get enlisted for their endorsements before the vote. Clerics too, in due course, we may be sure - they always try to be current, relevant.
And the huge cast of shifty foreigners.
French foreign minister Laurent Fabius warned that Paris would say no if the UK demanded a special status in the EU ...(Did he, by God? He might be reminded of how France adopted its 'special status' in NATO all those years, in but at the same time out. How was this trick achieved? Easy: NATO needed France - on its own terms - because Russia was a genuine threat. Now, there's a thought ...)
The intrigue, the foreigners, the rumours, the plots, the plot (even if we know the outcome all along) ... It has to be Hilary Mantel.