LETTER: View from Oz

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The Independent Online
From Mrs Robyn Willis

Sir: In reference to Sophie Constanti's review of Dein Perry's Tap Dogs, how convenient it must have been to link her negative opinion of the show to her view of Australian men (22 September).

As an Australian recently arrived in your country, I was warned before leaving home of an attitude towards Australians as unsophisticated and ignorant. I am left wondering just who is ignorant with remarks such as "Australians have a headstart" in the unreconstructed man stakes, or that travelling with Australian men is like travelling with "a herd of animals". I wonder what conclusions could be drawn and put into print about other nationalities based on anecdotes from friends.

Yours faithfully,

Robyn Willis

London, W2

22 September