Letter: Stamps: may the best woman win

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Sir: The question "Is Margot Fonteyn a better woman than Vivien Leigh?" (7 August) surely does not arise given that, as you report, Vivien Leigh has already had the honour of being commemorated on a postage stamp. You would also have helped clarify the question if you had emphasised that the list from which the five women was chosen was made up of people who had been born, as well as died, in the 20th century. But the absence of Barbara Hepworth from the long list ("Who they could have chosen") is the most mystifying of all.

PETER SMITH

Sedbergh, Cumbria

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