26 FEBRUARY 1954, Page 14

SIR,—When 1 worked on the Western Morning News my colleagues

and I were always wondering why we sold so few copies between Land's End and the Isles of Scilly. Now Sir Compton Mackenzie has solved the problem by quoting from an unsuspected competitor, the Western Morning Herald, which is surely the Lyonnesse daily paper.

Since this journal has been quoted, it must exist; and if it exists I have no doubt that Lady Astor will have appeared in it. What surprises me is that Sir Compton should have doubted the accuracy of its reporting. Be- lieve me, literally anything can happen west of Cornwall.—Yours faithfully,