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I’M a 58-year-old bloke. I was moved to tears by In­grid Coote’s beau­ti­ful, up­lift­ing ac­count of events un­fold­ing af­ter her hus­band’s death (‘‘This ever-present life’’, Au­gust 1819). There is hope for us yet. To Mrs Coote, go you good thing! RUTH Ostrow’s anec­dote (‘‘Try di­lut­ing the ex fac­tor’’, Week­end A Plus, Septem­ber 1-2) of a Lon­don man set­ting fire to his es­tranged wife’s cloth­ing af­ter she had been un­faith­ful might be a spec­tac­u­lar ex­am­ple of mar­i­tal re­venge, but the gold stan­dard has to be Bri­tain’s Lady Sarah Moon who, in 1992,

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