Letter: In Brief

Sir: Valerie West (letter, 30 August) claims a record for a Christmas gift catalogue received on 26 July. The Autumn/Winter Gift Catalogue of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, with 12 pages (out of 48) of Christmas cards and decorations, and a greeting "Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a safe New Year" , arrived at this household on 8 July. That's just under six months before Christmas. A happy Christmas to everybody!


Malvern, Worcestershire