Letter: In Brief

Sir: Michael Butterworth (letter, 1 February) writes of John Bayley's "brave choice". But revulsion to his book Iris arises from the fact that Iris Murdoch had no choice whether her privacy should be invaded. Whereas other public figures go to endless trouble to avoid paparazzi intrusion, in Iris's case the informant is right there in the bed beside her recording every grunt and snore.

MARGARET McGOVERN

Oxford

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