Comfort eating | Sex or food | Homelessness | Fountain pens | Staircases
I too am disappointed that Grace Dent’s guests were not wooed by her comfort eats (They told me about childhood, class, love and more: what I’ve learned from Comfort Eating, 26 November). These two items will knock their epicurean socks off: toast spread with crunchy peanut butter and a thin layer of tomato ketchup; and Rubio truffle-flavoured crisps, made in Spain, or is it heaven?
Crosshills, North Yorkshire
• The great sex guide takes up two pages in print (The secret to great sex? It’s not what you think …, 26 November), whereas Feast warrants more than 30 pages. Does this reflect readers’ priorities, or do we just need more help with cooking than sex?
• I have to disagree with Rabbi Margaret Jacobi (Letters, 26 November). Ralph McTell recorded Streets of London about homelessness in 1969. I slept rough for two nights in 1966. Perhaps it wasn’t so visible then.
• Re the logbooks of the Aurora and the Terra Nova (Report, 24 November), they were unlikely to have been written with quill pens. Fountain pens were invented in the 19th century and were in common use at the time that Ernest Shackleton and Robert Falcon Scott were exploring the Antarctic.
• Despite the grandeur of homes with statement staircases (Fantasy house hunt, 26 November), my wife and I, both in our mid-70s, would appreciate a feature on homes with lifts.
David and Anthea Collins
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