Letters : Initial thoughts on literary tradition

From Mr B. G. Sharp Sir: A pity Miles Kington blemished his otherwise witty review of Christmas books ("How to cook up caviar on a desert island with a pair of royal pains", 13 December) by referring to P. J. O'Rourke bringing back "the fashion for initials which we haven't known since H. G. Wells and T. S. Eliot. Wells died in 1946, Eliot in 1965. Since then, what about A. S. Byatt, P. D. James, V. S. Naipaul, R. K. Narayan, A. N. Wilson and P. G. Wodehouse?

Not forgetting, Yours truly, B. G. SHARP Shipley, West Yorkshire 13 December