Letter: Who I met

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The Independent Online
I ENJOYED being interviewed for 'How We Met' (23 May). But anyone who knows anything about Virago will know that my stories of the early days of the company will have included both Carmen Callil and Ursula Owen, the woman who was Carmen's partner and co-director at Virago while I was, to use Carmen's slang, a mere 'slave'.

So I was very sorry to see that Ursula's name didn't make it, particularly as a serious factual error crept in which affects her directly: you promoted me years too early. From 1982 to the end of 1990 Ursula Owen was joint managing director with myself.

Harriet Spicer

Virago, London NW1

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