Why Prince Harry’s book reminds me of DH Lawrence | Brief letters

Literary precedents | Pay for May | Freezing billionaires | A Brexit benefit | The best Welsh footballer | The briefest letter(s)

Re Prince Harry’s new book (Report, 11 January), I am surely not the only person put in mind of how Bertrand Russell responded to Look! We Have Come Through!, the collection of poems that DH Lawrence published in 1917 after absconding with Frieda. “They may have come through,” he said, “but why do we need to look?”
David Cram

• On reading your report (Tory MPs receive £15.2m from second jobs since 2019 election, 8 January), I was less shocked by the enormous sums involved than by the revelation that there are people willing to pay to hear Theresa May speak.
John Davies
Redditch, Worcestershire

• Thank you, Emma Beddington, for revisiting the whole idea of cryochambers for billionaires (Who wants to live for ever? Only billionaires like Jeff Bezos, 8 January). I always think of the super-rich mourning a fallen loved one with the song Freeze a Jolly Good Fellow.
David Beake
Sheringham, Norfolk

• At last, a significant Brexit benefit (Support for leaving EU has fallen significantly across bloc since Brexit, 12 January).
David Widdowson
Ilkeston, Derbyshire

• Gareth Bale “is the best footballer we have produced [in Wales],” says Elis James (Sport, 10 January). John Charles, anyone?
Tom Wheare
Zeals, Wiltshire

• No (Letters, 13 January).
Fiona Forbes

• The briefest letter is i.
David Rose
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands

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