How to slow down in a fast-moving world | Brief letters

Olga Tokarczuk | Flags | Music festivals | Alan Turing | Art

As a big fan of Olga Tokarczuk (Editorial, 28 March) I was also pleased to see the publication of The Lost Soul and am now a proud owner. But, surely, what’s just as important as the use of pictures is her “commentary” on modern life in a fast-moving world. Slow down, relax and chill out. I’m now looking forward to the English translation of The Books of Jacob.
Dr Mark Wilcox
Holmfirth, West Yorkshire

• On the issue of flag-waving (Letters, 26 March), I have had the privilege of living in eight countries in my adult life. In my experience, the bigger the flags and the more they are waved is in inverse proportion to the country’s national self-confidence and political stability.
David Smith
Accra, Ghana

• Laura Snapes’ report on gender equality at forthcoming music festivals was first-rate (‘It’s a statement of exclusion’: music festivals return to UK but lineups still lack women, 26 March). But surely her argument was thwarted by having a great big photo of Liam Gallagher (or was it his brother?) stuck in the middle of it.
Dr Richard Witts
Ormskirk, Lancashire

• I’m pleased that Alan Turing is to be recognised (New £50 note featuring Alan Turing to enter circulation in June). It’s a shame it’s on a £50 note as I can’t remember when I last saw one.
Michael Cunningham
Wolverhampton

• With so much art only available online (The Great British art tour), surely it’s now the case that beauty is in the holder of the iPad?
Andrew Cooper
London

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