Letter: Pigeons' revenge

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Sir: You say that over a ton of pigeon droppings has to be removed from Nelson's column each year ("Ban on feeding pigeons puts tourists in a flap", 18 January).

Perhaps the pigeons have been reading Susan Sontag's account of the hero's brutal suppression of the revolution in Naples in 1799 in her recent historical novel The Volcano Lover, and in consequence are doing precisely what I would do, were I a pigeon.


Banbury, Oxfordshire