How amazing to see that Julian Critchley couldn't take thecriticism by Martin Rowson (Review, 19 October) of Sir Julian's book, Collapse Of Stout Party.

Never mind that Sir Julian has enriched his coffers through broadcasting and writing some snide criticism of his former constituents in Aldershot and Farnborough.

I relished the comments of Rowson and enjoyed what the protest by Sir Julian (Letters, 26 October) revealed about himself - that is the thinnest of skins. Nor is he as good a judge of drawing as he thinks, so don't let him loose on any future book by Martin Rowson, please.

I M Docherty

Farnborough, Hampshire