28 OCTOBER 1955, page 15

The Professional Author

SIR,—I expected your leading article on 'The Professional Author' to make at least some passing mention of professional authors. I should, it appears, have known better. We were......

'without A Hearer ?'

SIR,—It seems, judging from the complaints of Mr. Vaughan Wilkes in your issue of October 14, that Church circles are still content to offer a sweeping diagnosis of our......

Sir,—it Was Indeed A Startling Statement That Mr. Vaughan...

made in his recent article, viz., 'Hours of leisure for those still at school means the whole of the day on half the days of the year, and from 4 p.m. till bedtime on the other......

The Oppenheimer Case

SIR,—I write to acknowledge an error in my review of Messrs. Alsop's book We Accuse, published in Spectator last week. My state- ment that Dr. Oppenheimer left America for......

Sir,—while Pointing Out With Justification That...

far more secure than in the pre-war days of depression, you throw some doubt on George Orwell's picture of the 'nerve - racked, dun - haunted' writer of the Thirties, and you......

The Oxford Martyrs

SIR, —Mr. Trevor-Roper is surely unadvised in describing Fr. Hughes's volumes on the Re- formation as tendentious, for it would be difficult to make more tendentious statements......