Keep National Trust estates open for all to enjoy

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Dinton Park would not be the only property the National Trust has leased out recently (Outcry over National Trust plan to fence off acres of Wiltshire park for tenant, 19 September). Last year, it offered a 125-year lease to tenants on the Grade-1 listed Bellister Castle in Northumberland. It was given to the trust in 1976, along with the huge Bellister estate, which still has little public access.
Jon Reeds
Alston, Cumbria

• I predict many arguments over breakfast tables about who can read what and when this coming Saturday (All change: the launch of a new bumper magazine, 18 September). But at least Feast will be a crumb of comfort.
Gary Bennett

• After a glance at the Guardian’s front page, I go straight to the letters page. Thank you for cheering me up each day with common sense, honesty and a bit of fun.
John Bryden

• It’s not only Schrödinger who causes confusion (Letters, 20 September). Working as a junior librarian, I once saw a request from a reader for Lamb’s Tales from Shakespeare, on which someone had written: “Look in 630s” – the Dewey classification for agriculture.
Marilyn Rowley
Didsbury, Manchester

• Many years ago, I went into the fiction section of a bookshop and asked where I could find A Woman’s Guide to Adultery by Carol Clewlow. Without so much as a blink, the young woman at the till smiled warmly and said: “All the do-it-yourself books are on the second floor.”
Penny Jaques

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