My agent has just come back to me (about Basic Theology for Fallen Women), and she really likes it ("enchanting and different" she said. Yay!). I don't have to tell any writer out there how relieved I am - you all know what it feels like - but there were so many things she wanted changed that I was really worried that I wouldn't manage them all. She reiterated that the market is very difficult at the moment, which I knew, but at least I have one (professional) person on my side.
(And good luck to others waiting, especially Alis and Aliya. I do hope you get your news soon.)