25 MARCH 2000, Page 34

Changing people is wrong

From Professor Stephen Senn Sir: It may have been David Bradbury, or perhaps it was Malcolm Lodge, who drew attention to the tendency among critics and public to confuse the two of them. Nevertheless, my faith in the factual accu- racy of your journal is somewhat shaken by Robert Taylor's ascribing of Bradbury's The History Man to Lodge (Arts, 4 March). Shame on you, sir! Did you not know that 'Changing People is Wrong'? It does make you wonder: how far can you go?

Stephen Senn

Harpenden, Hertfordshire