Sir: Milton Keynes gets a negative press, as David Lister acknowledges before he adds to it ("Milton Keynes is one sexy city, say Gilbert and George", 23 June). He talks of "walking the city's soulless grid-designed streets". Should we have narrow, twisting, stinking, gridlocked streets, like London? Give me the "soulless" open spaces, the trees, and the wide grid-roads which take traffic quickly through town and away from pedestrian areas.
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Sir: It would be a pity if, owing to the modesty of his obituarist, one of Philip Thody's most widely known works were not to be mentioned. Faux- Amis and Key Words (Athlone Press, 1985), co-authored with Howard Evans, who wrote the obituary (21 June), is an erudite, practical and witty guide to the pitfalls and mysteries of speaking and understanding French. One would expect it to be in the pocket of every British Eurocrat and in every British second home in France.
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