Letter: Lachrymose frenzy over Diana's death

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Sir: I cannot believe the mass hysteria sweeping the nation. Yes, it is a tragedy, but it should not be affecting our daily lives to this extent. I have no objection to people grieving, if that is how they feel. However, I suspect that there is a kind of morbid peer-pressure: "Have you signed the book of condolence yet?"

The media is in a lachrymose frenzy, perhaps induced by a sense of culpability. Every radio station, newspaper, and television station is torturing us with their exaggerated sorrow. There must be some other news worth reporting.

I hope that after the funeral we will all be permitted to get on with our own lives, and Diana will be allowed to rest in peace.

CONRAD JACOBSON

Manchester

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