11 JANUARY 2003, Page 24

The book what I wrote

From Mr Sheridan Morley

Sir: A critic should never complain of criticism, and Kate Grimond (Books, 4 January) is of course at liberty to find my memoirs (Asking for Trouble, Hodder) rather too personal. But could I just point out that the book she says she wishes I had written instead — the one about 'the state of the theatre today' — is, in fact, available from Oberon, entitled Spectator at the Theatre, and only a month ago was a special subscription offer in this magazine. I could see little purpose in writing that book twice in the same season.

Sheridan Morley

London SW11