Moustache mystery

Hunter Davies (3 December) wrote that he was regrowing his moustache. The NS said that progress would be monitored and Hunter's picture amended accordingly. On 30 November, Hunter Davies had appeared on TV, following the death of George Harrison. A moustache was clearly visible. In the NS of 10 December Hunter is still clean-shaven. Was Hunter wearing a false moustache?

Keith Flett
London N17

The Editor writes: We shall re-examine the moustache when it returns from holiday in February.

This article first appeared in the 17 December 2001 issue of the New Statesman, The ignorance of the Islamophobes