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The Letters Pages

And now for a new series of the Sunday Supplement: the return of the Letters Pages with the broadcaster and writer Anthony Howard.

In part one, he describes how an incident over a game of bridge during the middle of the First World War led to a furious row on the letters pages of The Times 40 years later when the daughter of a former Liberal Prime Minister Herbert Asquith leapt to the defence of her father's honour.

In the second part, Anthony Howard uncovers what he believes may be the root cause of one of the longest-running feuds in the history of the Conservative Party.

In part three, Anthony Howard recalls how a leader column in the Times during the Profumo affair in the summer of 1963 was greeted with acclamation by the paper's readers, many of them traditional Conservative voters who had grown disillusioned with the government of Harold Macmillan.

The Letters Pages part one

The Letters Pages part two

The Letters Pages part three

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