‘SF is perfect late bedtime reading, with essays of just the right length to delete the cares of the day and reassure one that perhaps all is right with the world despite evidence to the contrary.
‘I would particularly like to thank you for the article about The Silence of Colonel Bramble. I had heard about the book many moons ago but had never got round to reading it. Spurred by this article, I bought a copy for my 93 year old father-in-law, a retired general, who was feeling low following a fall. He was transformed into cheerfulness after just one chapter and has remained perked up ever since. This is good medicine!’