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The damage: Fiona McClymont finds out how much it costs to disappear

Ever entertained the thought of just quietly disappearing one day? To hell with the family, sod the job, stuff the bills, and au revoir to this life's mistakes. Sounds appealing? Well, why not just jettison- off your old existence and reinvent yourself, emerging Reggie Perrin-like into ... whatever takes your fancy. According to the people at Info-Assist - whose book Get Lost! instructs you how to do just that - the sooner you start planning, the better. They advise obtaining the necessary documents for your new life (birth certificate, passport, etc) and stashing them away in a safe place now, just waiting for the day when it all becomes too much. Here's the what it will cost you to achieve a new identity for the new millennium. (Needless to say, some of the following is not entirely legal.)

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Letter: Blair's 40% majority


Letter: Choosing to die

Sir: You state (leading article, 27 March) that legislation to permit euthanasia in Britain should have guidelines to protect older people (why only older) from the pressure of relatives. And yet you go on to say that the co-operation and approval of the family are essential. The latter may surely lead to the former.

Who do you love?

Sex, adventure, places, writing - these are the ingredients of romance. Not for English men, though. From Lord Byron to Nick Drake, the great English Romantic has been an effete, narcissistic poseur, neutered by his own blankness

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Prostitute dies of overdose - at 13

ALIYAH ISMAIL was a homeless prostitute, hooked on methadone, desperate for money and exploited by dozens of men. She died of a drugs overdose, alone on a threadbare blanket in a derelict building in the red light district of King's Cross. She was just 13 years old.

Letter: Roman order

Sir; Robert Graves's tree alphabet (letter, 7 January) has an unusual order. Our alphabet, and the order of its letters, is basically the Latin one, which the Romans inherited from the Greeks via the Etruscans.

Letter: Sir Elton talks a good game

Sir: How refreshing it was to read the comments by Sir Elton John which were reported in Glenn Moore's article (23 December). With further opportunities, I feel he could have a beneficial influence on the game.

Mental health reforms: `We waste our time sorting out funding'

The Hostel Manager's Story

Letter: Parent power

Sir: Judith Judd claims that in independent schools salaries are higher and facilities better ("Science graduates say no to teaching", 9 November).

Desperately seeking something

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