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We’re hoping for an Eyewitness picture in the new tabloid Guardian | Letters

Lily Cole at the Kindle Storyteller Award ceremony 2017.
Lily Cole at the Kindle Storyteller Award ceremony 2017. Photograph: Dave Benett

Apparently Nick Holland thinks Lily Cole should not be creative partner at the Brontë Society because she is not a writer (Report, 5 January). Well, in fact she is. She wrote an excellent piece of several thousand words for a book I edited, A Book of King’s, about King’s College, Cambridge. And that while working for her degree in history of art. She got a first, by the way.
Karl Sabbagh
Bloxham, Oxfordshire

• Will our cats have to do without the wonderful centre-page Eyewitness pictures from the Berliner format when you go tabloid at next week? We carefully chose the ones that they will like best to go under their feeding bowls. At the moment they have stunning photos of the full moon.
Peter Crook

• Were any of the judges in the European court of human rights that ruled that freemasonry was not a secret or unlawful organisation (Letters, 5 January) actually freemasons? Just wondering…
Pete Lavender

• If spiritual abuse is now officially recognised (Vicar guilty of spiritually abusing boy, 9 January), then most women brought up as Roman Catholics in the 1940s and 50s (and before) probably have grounds to sue.
Dr Brigid Purcell

• I’m now in my 50th year of doing the Guardian crossword, but can someone please explain how the clue “???” (8 January) leads to the answer “amanuensis”?
Nigel Gann
Lichfield, Staffordshire

• In Swansea we have two choices: to go up Salubrious Passage, or to go down Salubrious Passage (Letters, passim).
Siân Saunders

• Re theatres in London (Letters, 5 January): please could the city of Carlisle have just one theatre?
Steven Bowditch
Mayor of Carlisle 2014-15

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This article titled "We’re hoping for an Eyewitness picture in the new tabloid Guardian" was written by Letters, for The Guardian on Wednesday 10 January 2018 07.52pm


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