15 NOVEMBER 1997, Page 34

Come clean

Sir: I notice with regret that E-Mail addresses are now being appended to some of the letters in your correspondence col- umn. Please may I make a plea that full addresses be required for publication? A great deal of the interest, and fun, of the letters lies in comparing their style and con- tent with the habitat as well as the title of the writers.

E-Mail addresses have an air of anony mity about them and seem just a tad furtive, don't you think?

Be brave, correspondents. Publish and be damned.

Jessie M. Birss

4 Conniston Court, 526 Currie Road, Durban 4001, South Africa