Reading in The Sunday Post about the bored boys from Hull playing with an unexploded mortar (Memories, November 4). During the 1960s an area of moorland above Bankfoot, Perthshire, was a play area for youngsters, including myself. One day an object was found protruding from the ground. A closer inspection revealed a mortar bomb. When the Army came, the entire moor was searched and about 30 were found.
Unbelievable to think we kids played there. Today the moor is a wood with an attractive local walk. of the Harry Potter novels concentrate on the male academics.
I understand it is very predictable that a woman who has written about the lack of representation of women in the media has been targeted by a “man who knows best”, who has not taken the time to read a freely available text.
I urge Mark and your other readers to download my freely available research, and make up their own minds: after reading, but not before.