31 OCTOBER 1998, Page 34

True love

Sir: The combined devotion of Ike and his wartime English driver Kay Summersby (Letters, 24 October) was the talk of Lon- don that even Pam Harriman couldn't equal, but no one knew except Kay that he needed Viagra. Her pay-off was American citizenship and passport although she had never set foot in the country, and with Ike's political future mapped out, General George Marshall had all documentation on Kay Summersby shredded. Stephen Spielberg could do a grand job and use the title of her memoirs, Past For- getting, that she wished published after her death. The lyrics of 'Bitter Sweet' were a very English way of doing things, unlike today's Washington bimbos.

Sheila Burns

East Preston, Sussex