16 FEBRUARY 1991, Page 24

Essential reading

Sir: 'Product placement' is, of course, a mainstay of the Hollywood economy nowadays, but nobody has yet remarked that newspapers appear to be following its lead.

Two of this week's Sunday newspapers included articles which described rooms of the eminent (Timothy Renton, Telegraph; Brian Inglis, Observer) and in both the accompanying photographs a copy of The Spectator was to the fore.

Or perhaps this is simply testament to the taste and discernment of these gentle- men.

Montagu Bream

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