Public golf courses offer affordable access to a sport that would otherwise be out of the reach of the normal player. They are an important green lung in a large metropolitan area like London and would be a huge loss if converted into apartments (Report, 26. They are currently used for sport.
Oula Jones
St. Andrews, Fife

Sally Rooney was photographed with an owl (interview, August 28). Why? Is it your pet? Does she like owls? Do owls appear in your new novel? Maybe it would have been interesting to find out in the interview.
Roger Tagholm

I wish I had the foresight to have my portrait painted in the style of Lucian Freud 20 years ago when I was in my 60s. August shown). I could then brag about how much younger I look today.
Elizabeth Dunnett
Malvern, Worcestershire

I recently unearthed a commemorative set of premium (27p) postage stamps issued in 2000 to mark the Queen Mother’s 100th birthday. They showed four generations of the royal family. All of them are not even second class today.
Bob Lamb

I prefer the version that Julian and Sandy sang of Round the Horne: “The workers flag is deepest color, with fleurs-de-lys in light chartreuse” (letters, August 27).
David Joss Buckley

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