Letter: To Hull and back

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The Independent Culture
Sir: I wonder what part of Hull the image consultants were looking at when they described it as a "miserable place". I've lived in some miserable places, and Hull is not one of them.

Perhaps instead of going to New York, these consultants should have read a recent edition of The New York Times, in which L J Davis raved about Hull, describing it as "a very matey kind of town" and "one of the friendliest of English cities". He was ecstatic about the beer in Hull - "the finest glass of beer I have ever tasted in my life" - and appreciated the authenticity and culture of the city.

Hull is a super place to live. Yes, it has its black spots, but tell me a city that doesn't. If this is misery, I'll continue to enjoy it.