4 NOVEMBER 1972, Page 17

My mistake

Sir: My attention has just been drawn to Mr Montgomery Hyde's review of a book of mine, Aubrey and the Dying Lady: A Beardsley Riddle (September 30). I should be most grateful if you would publish this heartfelt apology to him for my printed assumption that he incorrectly rendered the name Marley as Marling. I took my version from the Times report of the case; Mr Montgomery Hyde, as he points out, took his from the official transcript of the courts. I accept, of course, that his is the correct rendering. I am grateful to him, too, for pointing out other errors.

Malcolm Easton 20 Newland Park, Hull, Yorkshire