A few brief observations:
A man sporting a comb-over should never attempt to drive a convertible with the top down.
Hugh Laurie can sing the blues! And play some killer piano!
I am finding the adolescence of my characters as frustrating as my own. Luckily it's a fairly brief faze in the novel.
Fresh figs are wonderful!
Why does everyone assume that Jack and Jill were children? The rhyme doesn't specify. Maybe they were old and decrepit and that's why they fell down the hill.
That's all. Cheers!