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Diana Fluck 21st February 2007

Your regal parapraxis (Will’s words, March) reminds me of one I heard years ago. The actress Diana Dors, born Diana Fluck, was visiting her home town to open a garden fête. The vicar introduced her: “The whole country now knows her by her stage name, but it gives me great pleasure to welcome back to Swindon the girl we all here know by her real name: ladies and gentlemen—Diana Clunt.”

Stephen Hargrave London WC1

Parading on our Raine 1 1st March 2007

Terry Eagleton (March) ignores Craig Raine’s biography’s imperfect richness;…

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