Letter: In Brief

Sir: Terence Blacker's article (26 January) on confessional biographies is long overdue. The book about Iris Murdoch by her husband, John Bayley, has been the most horrific act of all. Over quarter of a century, I have read and reread Iris Murdoch's novels. I do not want to be told humiliating, personal things about her life. I am deeply grieved for this dear lady who is unaware that the person she most trusts is betraying her to the entire world.

HILARY G CHISOLM

Hereford

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