Think again, wimp

John Sutherland

  • Sugar and Spice: A Black Lace Short Story Collection edited by Kerri Sharp
    Black Lace, 292 pp, £7.99, October 1997, ISBN 0 352 33227 1
  • Ménage by Emma Holly
    Black Lace, 261 pp, £5.99, January 1998, ISBN 0 03 523323 0


The quicker Richard Branson sells Virgin Railways and moves on the better. The last two occasions my wife has had the misfortune to use his wretched railway she has been 60 minutes and 110 minutes late. We are sick and tired of his artificial smile (it reminds us of Mr Blair’s) and his publicity forever in the press and on television. Perhaps he should stick to balloons – they are also full of air and unreliable.

T.A. Wainwright

Letter in the Spectator, 3 January

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