: Letter: Of God and duty

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Sir: If Kenneth Clarke really intends to put VAT on books, what A. P. Herbert wrote when books were threatened with purchase tax will be spot-on: 'He will go down in history as the first Chancellor to put a tax on the Word of God.'

Yours faithfully,

G. B. BENTLEY

Honorary Canon, Windsor Castle,

Windsor,

Berkshire

24 November

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