Your obituary for the brilliant Annie Ross (27 July) reminded me of a production of The Threepenny Opera I was lucky enough to see in London in the mid-60s. Directed by Tony Richardson, it starred the extraordinary threesome of Annie, Barbara Windsor and Vanessa Redgrave, alongside Joe Melia. It was wonderful. Having seen it almost makes it worth being this old.
Rochdale, Greater Manchester
• I am also fed up with your recipes (Letters, 28 July). Ingredients that are difficult to find, not suitable for vegetarians, or for the lactose-intolerant, or for coeliac sufferers, or gout sufferers, not suitable for people with sensitivities to onions and garlic. Infuriating. Could the next issue of Feast be one long recipe for a glass of water?
• I note that Sarah Caul is “head of mortality” at the ONS (Why are weekly deaths in Wales and England now below average?, 28 July). A job to die for indeed.
Sale, Greater Manchester
• The government’s EU transition advert “UK’s new start: let’s get going” (Print edition, 28 July) shows a man using an angle grinder with inadequate protection. Sums it all up really.
• The graffiti that I remember on the wall of Trinity College, Oxford, in the 1960s (Letters, 26 July) read “Sparrow=Tit”. Someone was staring at it and saying: “But it’s simply not true”. I don’t know whether they understood the reference to John Sparrow, warden of All Souls, or not.
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