The threats of a bit of this which|Quick letters

The threats of a bit of this which|Quick letters

If Mr Adcock (How I spend it, 2 February) took a trainee loan of ₤18,000 and has actually repaid it at ₤150 a month for 9 years however still owes ₤10,000, he has actually paid ₤16,200 and is still not midway there. Was he– and the countless others who have taken such loans (numerous still in their teenagers)– notified of, and do they comprehend, the usurious substance interest that they will be spending for years?
Sue Roff
Cellardyke, Fife

The rook in concern is a crow ( corvidae) (Letters image, 26 January, et al), as are ravens, jackdaws, jays, magpies and choughs. However it was not a Crow, a name traditionally scheduled for the carrion and/or hooded of that ilk. The Crow is likewise a crow. Now can we please return to Brexit.
Michael Haggie
Hexham, Northumberland

This memorable rhyme is the simplest method to keep in mind the suggestions about differentiating rooks from crows (Letters, 2 February): For those people who actually understand, a single rook’s a particular crow. However rows of crows, in spite of their appearances, are rooks.
Judith Abbs

What, no Wodehouse (Bite-sized: leading authors recommend 50 great short stories, 2 February)! I advise Lord Emsworth and The Sweetheart (not as racy as it sounds), Ukridge’s Mishap Distribute or essentially any Mr Mulliner story.
Costs Bradbury
Bolton, Greater Manchester

Promote yourself, Ken Vines (Letters, 2 February). You might not follow a dish precisely, however have not you looked with fear at one of those “bring and share” neighborhood perform in a town hall where someone airily takes pride in having “included this and that” to a dish, and your tastebuds verify this devastating discrepancy?
Janet Mansfield
Aspatria, Cumbria

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