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Letter: Right and left

Sir: Am I left-handed or right-handed? After reading Charlotte Packer's interesting report "It's the right way to handle the left" (8 August) I am no longer sure.

I used to consider myself left-handed because I write with my left hand, something I certainly cannot do with my right. Yet I would be quite unable to use any of the ingenious knives, peelers, rulers, specially designed for left-handers, she describes. Writing is the only thing I can do with my left hand. In every other respect I am completely right-sided. Parents beware - perhaps the issue of left- or right-handedness is not simply one of either/or.