January 12, 2013 12:26 am

Give biographical genius more room

From Ms Donna Anton.

Sir, What a pity that Robert Caro’s “Lunch with the FT” (January 5) was published the day after I wrote to him with an offer to do all of his and Mrs Caro’s household chores – for free – if it would hasten production of the final volume of LBJ’s astonishing life story. (NB: I just spent the past four months addictively absorbing the first four books.)

Had I known Mr Caro composes in longhand, I could have thrown in typing services as well – the ideal postmodern chattel slave. For the sake of biographical genius, who needs civil rights? (Sorry, Lyndon.)

Donna Anton, Hayle, Cornwall, UK

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