I sent off a query last week. It got rebuffed within 2 hours. I could have said rejected but 2 hours is pretty quick. The last line in my query was what I'm working on now - the agent said that intrigued him. Perhaps I should stop at that. I can tell everyone how it was practically a best seller if only I had access to the best research resources. But an idea is forming. I have 3 books from the library on the history of Iran and the Ottoman Empire. (It's interesting stuff.) I have 1 fictional book reserved. Can anyone recommend a good place/book to learn about Persia 100 years ago? Thanks.