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My 80th birthday present? A cigarette | Brief letters

12/10/2018 Letters 0

Delayed gratification | Patisserie Valerie | Oxford University | Recognising faces | Brexit cheeseHelena Newton, Henrietta Cubitt and I must be kindred spirits and certainly of the same generation of delayed gratification (Letters, 12 October). I keep …

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Woolf’s Orlando resists categorisation | Brief letters

04/09/2018 Letters 0

Virginia Woolf | Corbyn’s election performance | Fatphobia | Subediting | School isolation boothsI thoroughly enjoyed Jeanette Winterson’s take on Orlando (Review, 1 September). But I do have to question the claim that Virginia Woolf only called i…

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Burying bad news is nothing new | Letter

29/08/2018 Letters 0

The 1980 Black report on health inequalities was perhaps an early example of politicians wishing to suppress bad news, writes Kenneth MacaulayYour correspondent Alan Healey (Education class and interwoven inequalities, Letters, 28 August) considers how…