Dear smug Noel (Annan) ("A tale of cauliflower and King's", THES, October 15).
I cannot forget being interviewed by him (and rejected) for a place at King's. I was pretty obviously an under-privileged Jewish product of a London day-school.
"Beck, Beck," he inquired, "are you related to the Polish foreign minister?" Anthony Beck London SW6 The Dons, page 22