Patriotic songs give a sinking feeling

Back in the day when concerts always ended with the national anthem, a woman in the row in front of us remained seated as everyone stood (Letters, 10 September). A man behind her poked her and hissed: “Stand up!” With a sweet smile she turned to him and said: “Sir, I do not believe in God and, even if I did, I should not wish him to save the Queen.”
Sheila Williams
London

• Was I alone in thinking of the orchestra playing on the deck of the sinking Titanic during the patriotic songs at the end of the Last Night of The Proms?
Martin Cooper
Bromley, Kent

• “A recipe for chilli cornbread with broccoli did not mention that the soaked flax seeds should be added to the batter mix at the same time as the yoghurt” (Corrections, 11 September). Huh, another packed lunch ruined through your carelessness.
Malcolm Pim
Aylsham, Norfolk

• A better government slogan might have been Six in the City (The ‘rule of six’: what are the new UK coronavirus restrictions?, 13 September).
Trevor Earthy
Cockermouth, Cumbria

• Given that all TV interviews seemingly now have to be given in front of a bookcase, which two or three prominent books should I have on display in case I get the call?
Roland White
Bognor Regis, West Sussex

• I think EM Forster would have liked a Zoom With a View (Letters, 11 September).
Michael Cunningham
Wolverhampton