Dear Sir or Madam:
In regard to your inquiry, I hardly know what to say about Miss Jordan Bingham. She really isn't at all what I was looking for in an assistant. She has managed to bring any number of chaotic situations to my home, and I have increased the insurance on my collection of rare first editions to reflect this reality. Although she seems preoccupied with fashion and that cellular telephone of hers, I must admit Miss Bingham has actually been an asset to Van Alst House. My collection has grown slightly and unlike her predecessor she can fulfill her duties without getting hit by a train.
She could, however, learn to be more punctual.
I must mention that the cats have shown a fondness towards Miss Bingham, and the Signora Panatone too, as evidenced by the extra trips to Miss Bingham's garret with various snacks and mid-morning meals.
Perhaps one day she will stop hoarding those silly children's books and join me in collecting something worthy, until then, I suppose I shall allow her the privilege of maintaining my library.
In a word, I would summarize Miss Bingham's work as satisfactory. You would certainly see what I mean by checking the record in The Christie Curse and The Sayers Swindle.
I hope this correspondence meets your needs.
Vera Van Alst
as dictated to Jordan Bingham
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