Jonathan Sawday, 29 June 2023
In How to be Topp (1954), Nigel Molesworth unveils ‘the Molesworth Self-Adjusting Thank-you Letter’. The sender is instructed to strike out the words which don’t apply, before thanking the present-buyer for the
Train. Tractor. germ gun. kite.delicious present. sweets.Space pistol. Toy socks.
The letter ends with a blank space to be filled in with a date to remind the...