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Women at war : LETTER

Why did Anthony Powell call Dorothy Hodgkin a hag? Simple, he has terrible taste in women; vide his admiration for Mrs Thatcher and Jilly Cooper, neither of whom is fit to tie the bootlaces of Dorothy Hodgkin - were she still alive. But that doesn't alter the fact that Powell's diaries were a snobbish and delightful hoot.

richard nicholson