Alan, thank you, that is so kind of you. I will read more of your work soon, I'm not sure if I will be able to offer anything constructive in the way of preparation for submitting to agents, but will gladly give you my thoughts on the work. It is a very interesting concept, and I wonder if I was anywhere close with the War Propaganda idea...
I have been lucky enough to find a group of autho users who are keen on helping each other improve and develop their writing, working through swaps chapter by chapter. I have received fabulous feedback as a result of this and I would be delighted to recommend users if this is something you might find useful.
Yes, those random messages offering love and friendship are fascinating aren't they?! Strangely, they never seem to care if the recipient of the message is male or female..:-)
Thank you again for your kindness. x