The Times spells Rosemary Sutcliff (right) Sutcliffe (wrong) | Sutcliffe Spelling Watch

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The Times Online  has again written Sutcliffe (with an E, wrong) where it should write Sutcliff. It has made this mistake on at least ten occasions in the last five years. Try searching under Rosemary Sutcliffe (the wrong spelling) for yourself; below is a picture of the results. I wrote to ‘letters to the editor’ – no response until I wrote to the editor direct – that:

The Times, not least as a paper of ‘record’, should surely always get the spelling right of the internationally acclaimed historical novelist who you yourselves in January 2008 identified as one of the “The 50 greatest British writers since 1945”. (You spelled it correctly that time …)

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