28 JULY 1990, Page 22


Sir: Geoffrey Wheatcroft is right (Diary. 14 July) in noticing that young profession- als in Lpndon are eating later in the evening, but he omits to point out that the reason for this is that so many are working such long hours that they do not get home till after 8 p.m. — leaving little time for `bathing, resting and changing' before even a 9 o'clock dinner.

Sally Stewart

Department of Management Studies, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong