3 MAY 1975, Page 3

From Mrs Sheila Burns Sir: Whoever 'Peregrine' is, heaven knows,

but his new column has something vaguely offensive about it, rather like reading Jennifer's diary. His bicycle rings a bell! I did once see Lord Hailsham cycling down St James's Street and along Pali Mall — but surely he hasn't got time to write such rubbish. Anyway, he's too old to have been taken to see Zena Dare in My Fair Lady at the age of twelve. The new columnist confirms once again, that, given the opportunity, men can be so catty, an attribute usually reserved for women.

Sheila Burns Winsome, 27 Peaks H11, Purley, Surrey