Letter: Junk mail from John Major

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Sir: In today's junk mail there was a letter addressed to my wife, in a form appropriate to my widow; this is an ill-mannered age.

In my young day, no chap would address a letter to another chap's wife unless he wanted to be classed as a bounder, who - if he then sent it through the post - would also be thought a bloody fool.

My wife has shown me this letter, oddly formal and containing some drivel about private companies. If the whole thing is some stupid mistake, how did the blighter get her address?

If this John Major persists in his importuning, we older chaps will be reaching for the horsewhip.

PETER HILL

Tanworth-in-Arden,

Warwickshire

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