Letter: Dire predicament of celebrities

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Sir: Anne Treneman writes, in her piece (11 September) about the heat-seeking novelist Martin Amis complaining about the heat, "There are no easy answers in a celebrity-crazed world in which fame and publicity are inextricably intertwined".

I agree, but would add that it is more pertinently fame and success which are intertwined and as long as the media are content to passively create coverage based on the relentless lobbying of expensive publicists, rather than digging for themselves for the real work being made, this lamentable "celebrity-crazed" state of affairs will continue.

Does this complaint entitle me to mention that my records can be bought direct online at www. knopfler.com?

DAVID KNOPFLER

Liss, Hampshire

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