Letter: Weeping into my polenta

Sir: Jojo Moyes mentioned that the people of Islington were "laughing into the polenta" with the news that the Blair factor had increased house prices by 25 per cent in their area (report, 11 June).

Now, I am all for the sun-dried tomato but am I alone in finding polenta as tasty as wallpaper paste? Maybe it's due to the climate: after all, Islingtonians are four miles nearer the Mediterranean than I am.


London N10