21 SEPTEMBER 1991, Page 28


Sir: Geoffrey Wheatcroft, in his fairminded review (Books, 7 September) of Tony Palmer's book Menuhin, A Family Portrait, refers to Zanina's and Jeremy's grumbles. In fact no grumble emanated from me, for the simple reason that I refused to be inter- viewed by Mr Palmer, despite repeated pressure to take part in the film (which gave rise to the book). An exchange of four letters and as many telephone calls was needed to convince the director that I con- sidered his project intrusive. This was not so easy, since my siblings all capitulated. To be accused of grumbling is therefore rather ironic.

Jeremy Menuhin 19 St Paul's Crescent, London NW1