Letter: Lucky left-handers

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The Independent Online
Sir: As a left-hander myself, I read the article on left-handedness (4 August) with great interest.

I have just returned from Egypt, where I noticed that Pharaonic statuary invariably has figures standing with the left foot forward. This obviously gives statues stability, but, as an Egyptologist told me, the left foot represented goodness and life, the heart being to the left side of the body.

Yours faithfully,

GEOFFREY PEAKE

Stalybridge, Cheshire

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