Shaun Usher, author of Letters of Note, was recently one of the panel of speakers at The Tabernacle’s 5X15 debates. He revealed that through his letters he’d learnt about an episode in the 1930s when the architect’s architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, had responded to a child’s letter asking him to design a house for his hound. The master obliged. The upshot? The dog hated the house. Usher confided that the family has only allowed him to use the letter on the proviso that he omitted the fact, which he did. Unless he’s at a public talk, in which case he is markedly less discrete.