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Parlour pique

The BBC is to be thanked for the excellent television version of Martin Chuzzlewit, written by Charles Dickens in 1843-44.

A pity that Mr Pecksniff's parlour should be lined with "Willow Boughs", a wallpaper designed by William Morris in 1887.

STEPHEN MASON

4 Walden Way

Hainault, Essex

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