12 DECEMBER 1931, Page 17

[To the Editor of the SPECTATOR.] SIR, —Your Scottish correspondent

accuses me of making an astonishingly rude remark about Mr. Harold Nicolson's voice—I made no remark about it—I did not even call it a

" deprecating drawl," but merely expressed my dislike of it—just as I might say I dislike oysters and caviar, both excellent things to those who happen to have cultivated a taste for them. No one has called Mr. Nicolson astonishingly rude for dubbing the Governors of the B.B.C. " a pack of ninnies " and for repeating those wciunding words—perhaps they were only astonishingly fro/11c.

Possibly Mr. Nicolson would prefer intelligent appreciation of his writings to the doubtful compliment of being listened to simply because the charm of his voice makes what he says sound confidential and amusing.—I am, Sir, &c., VERONICA. S. BATCHELOR.

Hill Wootton House, nr. Warwick.