Thanks for all the great comments; I shall incorporate them in good time!!!
I have to apologise for not seeing to the corrections immediately as I have exams in the next few weeks and the revision has kept me bent over a mound of weighty tombs and archaeological journals.
I completely agree that the writing style is very disjointed and clumsy, even sloppy in places. I guess I just wanted to get the thoughts out as quickly as possible.
But thanks again for all the great posts, and especially to Tharoc for letting me use his Ironwoods.