28 MAY 1948, Page 15

Sta,—May I say how much I disagree with Mr. Dymond's

letter, in which he seems to admire the upbringing which Sir George Sitwell gave to his children. A sane and sound austerity can do no harm, but Sir George imposed an eccentric, despicable austerity on his children only, while he flung fortunes away on every fad. His strange attitude to money, when spent by other people, may have prevented his wife, Lady Ida Sitwell, from consulting him about her own expenditure, and so have led to her grave financial disasters. If Sir Osbert Sitwell regards Mr. Dymond as his inferior, he has in the, last sentence of his letter violated the code of good manners on which he congratulates himself.—! am, Sir, yours faith-