From Mr Hunter Davies Sir: Snide, moi? So Linda Wallan alleges (letter, 29 December) in praising the humanist Nicolas Walter ("O come all ye faithless", 20 December). Here's me, in my interviews, thinking I'm being teasing and amusing, not taking someoneat their own self-valuation, while she sees it as being snide. At least Mr Walter himself didn't think so. I have here a Christmas card from him which says: "I must thank you for the funny and friendly piece in the Independent."

Oh no. Ms Wallan will probably think that is being snide. He, a humanist, sending a Christmas card? Well, it is a card, sent at Christmas. On the front it shows the March of the Women. Very seasonal.

Yours, HUNTER DAVIES London, NW5

29 December