Just a little something to illustrate the state of publishing today.
A novel by Tom Wood. Not bad actually.
But published in paperback by Sphere. Presumably in hardback by Little Brown. With legions and layers of editors.
A couple named:
Danielle Perez, Ed Wood.
Chapter 68 opens as follows:
The building’s exterior was a typical example of early eighteenth century Edwardian architecture…..
Just for the avoidance of doubt this is in The City. And not in a sci fi or alternative universe.