How to be Queen of your history class | Brief letters

Horrible Histories | Financial anxiety | Easter cacti | Pyjamas in bed | Notre Dame

Stuart Jeffries can’t be a true fan of Horrible Histories if he “can’t list the kings and queens of England” (Ghosts review, G2, 16 April). My three daughters can all reel them off from “William, William” to “Queen Liz two” because they remember the brilliant Horrible Histories song.
Naomi Joffe
London

• In response to Hilary Osborne’s “Five ways to reduce financial anxiety” (G2, 14 April), I suggest five alternative ways: 1) Demand better pay, 2) Demand meaningful work, 3) Demand low rents, 4) Embrace anti-consumerism, 5) Read Chomsky. But I am someone who barely manages, so what do I know.
Asad Ali Abbasi
London

• Just noticed I have two Christmas cacti and two Easter cacti, both in flower. Any explanations from your gardening experts?
Margaret Vandecasteele
Wick, Caithness

• Regarding “Couples facing insulting checks in sham marriage crackdown” (15 April): after 46 years of marriage and four children, we are still wearing our pyjamas in bed.
Pat and Joe Morris
Ampthill, Bedfordshire

• What brilliant, vivid reporting by Angelique Chrisafis (After the fire died down, Notre Dame stood defiant, 17 April). I can almost hear the praying, and have tears in my eyes. Thank you.
Trevor Hedges
Montgomery, Powys

• Seven more pages today about Notre Dame. Come on: it’s only a building. No one died. Living organisms matter far, far more than the structures some of them create.
Andrew Anderson
Edinburgh

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