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The Bible has a happy ending? Well, I’ll be damned | Brief letters

<p>Londoners | Leonardo da Vinci | The Book of Revelation | Art criticism | Squirrels</p><p>It’s a shame that our local hero Emma Raducanu is out of Wimbledon (<a href="https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/jul/05/wimbledon-2021-18-year-old-emma-raducanu-retires-from-fourth-round-match" title="">‘A very bright future’: Praise for Emma Raducanu as Wimbledon run ends’</a>, 5 July), but readers should be aware that both Beckenham and Bromley are in London and have been since 1965. Her success is very much that of a Londoner.<br><strong>Michael Shaw</strong><br><em>Beckenham, London</em></p><p>• The Leonardo da Vinci family history project to “better understand his genius” would have been 50% more successful if the researchers had also traced back his maternal mitochondrial DNA (<a href="https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2021/jul/06/leonardo-da-vinci-project-finds-14-living-male-descendants" title="">Leonardo da Vinci project finds 14 living descendants</a>, 6 July). Or is it only the male Y-chromosome that bestows genius?<br><strong>Penny Parker</strong><br><em>West Kirby, Wirral</em></p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/jul/07/the-bible-has-a-happy-ending-well-ill-be-damned">Continue reading...</a>

Londoners | Leonardo da Vinci | The Book of Revelation | Art criticism | Squirrels

It’s a shame that our local hero Emma Raducanu is out of Wimbledon (‘A very bright future’: Praise for Emma Raducanu as Wimbledon run ends’, 5 July), but readers should be aware that both Beckenham and Bromley are in London and have been since 1965. Her success is very much that of a Londoner.
Michael Shaw
Beckenham, London

• The Leonardo da Vinci family history project to “better understand his genius” would have been 50% more successful if the researchers had also traced back his maternal mitochondrial DNA (Leonardo da Vinci project finds 14 living descendants, 6 July). Or is it only the male Y-chromosome that bestows genius?
Penny Parker
West Kirby, Wirral

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