12 FEBRUARY 1960, Page 17


SIR.—In his review of The Lily White Boys Alan Brien only found one line worth quoting. Unfortu- nately this particular line is hardly part of 'the original dialogue of Harry Cookson.'

In May, 1959, there was an article on the prostitute in London in Encounter. Written by Wayland Young, this article was entitled 'Sitting on a Fortune' and opened with this quotation:

I'd been working in that factory five years before! realised I was sitting on a fortune all the time.—A Prostitute.

—Yours faithfully,

P. LEVY 11 Mabledon Court, Mabledon Place. WC1