No cut­ting cor­ners

Country Life Every Week - - Letters To The Editor -

IREAD with great in­ter­est the re­view of Ysenda Max­tone Gra­ham’s new book Terms and Con­di­tions (Novem­ber 2) and was in­trigued to read that girls got du­vets in about 1979, as this was the year I started board­ing school. My par­ents had to pro­vide two sets of cot­ton bed sheets and pil­low­cases and we were ex­pected to make our beds, hos­pi­tal-style, each day—our ef­forts were in­spected by ei­ther our house master or ma­tron and each layer had to be in­di­vid­u­ally cre­ated.

I don’t think du­vets were in­tro­duced at my school un­til the late 1980s and I still can’t go any­where that has sheets and blan­kets with­out check­ing for hos­pi­tal cor­ners. James Rose, Worces­ter­shire

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