Q How do you find out the number of sheep in a field?
A Count their legs and divide by four.
I shall be SO glad when this goddam book is off my hands. To paraphrase the late great Winston Churchill (incidentally, the last white man to be called Winston):
"Never in the field of human conflict (ie writing a book for a publisher) has so much unnecessary work been generated by so many (ie a plague of editors) for so few (ie the struggling authors)."
In my next life, I am going to come back as a bacterium specialising in getting up publishers' noses. Come to think of it, I am already doing that....