Hope you are well mate?
Sorry to hear of your bad luck in purchasing the Linda Palmer book. If its any consolation, Dt, Myself and Linda would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts (the royalties have helped during this bleak credit crunch the whole world is suffering)..
Have you tried recouping by selling on Ebay? .....just a suggestion.
One thing confuses me. Who is my buddy? hmmm...
I'm afraid you should have contacted the official publisher of this book for correct dimensions / content, not listen to someone on this forum or any other.
Anyway, have a nice day and if you need cheering up check out HERBLONG on Youtube - fantastic parodies hehe