17 NOVEMBER 1961, Page 15

THE LOST TRIBES OF READING SIR,—Your correspondent Mr. G. H.

Nicholson might like to know that after reading Monica Furlong's article 'The Lost Tribes of Reading' I sent several copies of it to friends.

We all obtained his little booklet and among us there is no division of opinion that Mr. Nicholson has chronic xenophobia.

Since in addition to this he seems to relish being treated with humour he will not mind discovering that he has had his leg pulled in the demand for his little booklet. He will be fortunate if everyone else treats him as lightly.