Let­ter of the week Of mouse and man

Country Life Every Week - - Letters To The Editor -

ICOULDN’T let the com­ment ‘lit­tle seems to be known about the Mouse­man him­self, al­though there must be peo­ple who re­mem­ber him’ pass (Spec­ta­tor, Jan­uary 4). Robert Thomp­son was a great friend of my grand­par­ents and made many things for them—our house was packed with orig­i­nal mice. The fa­mous fam­ily story tells how a man in a Rolls-royce turned up and said he would buy ev­ery­thing, but Bob took against him and said ‘you’ll have nowt’, send­ing him pack­ing, even though he could have trans­formed his fi­nances in one fell swoop. Fiona Wol­lo­combe, Nor­folk

The writer of the let­ter of the week will win a bot­tle of Pol Roger Brut Réserve Cham­pagne

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