Letter: Briefly

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The Independent Online
IN HIS analysis of the ridiculous Typhoo ad (Review, 30 January), Peter York doesn't mention the alteration of 'England' to 'Britain'. Shakespeare's magnificent passage was, of course, interestingly wrong in one detail - England has never been an island, except in the imagination - but this corruption of literary truth is yet another, albeit minor, manifestation of the ugly marriage of 'heritage' and commerce.

D Hayes, York

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