16 MARCH 1962, Page 11

DAME EDITH SITWELL I read with an entire lack of

interest, but some surprise, Dr. F. R. Leavis's non-stop and male- volent attack on Sir Charles Snow in your last issue.

I read to the end of this attack solely because I could not make out what it was all about, or why Dr. Leavis wrote it.

Is it possible that Sir Charles may have offended Dr. Leavis by the fact of his great fame, or by the fact that he—Sir Charles—can write English?

Only this can explain such a silly exhibition.

—'But, first, a word about Clickman's Skin- Cream and Facial Restorer. . .