Your article [Spotlight, December 14] about fame being enduring (or not) had a great message. A pity there was no mention of ageing female actors still doing wonderful work: Helen Mirren, Judi Dench, Jackie Weaver and Meryl Streep all spring to mind.
Lane Cove, NSW
Ceridwen Dovey’s piece on the Larapinta Trail [December 14] was melodramatic and inaccurate. It is a requirement that independent walkers get the information pack, which includes maps and details about water, distances and the location of facilities.
Dr Charlie Carter
Alice Springs, NT
F: Julie Mitford-Martin So sad, so sorry for you [Michael Mohammed Ahmad in Summer Reading, December 14].
F: Mandy Wiley What an incredibly moving piece. Will surely buy his book.
F: Gaye Barbour This pierced my heart.
F: UTracks Love getting away from the crowds and becoming immersed in the surrounds … The Saint Francis is a fantastic walk [Graeme Simsion in Summer Reading, December 14].
C: Family Chaos Thank you for sharing your family’s story [Kristina Olsson in Summer Reading, December 14]. I met my birth father at 48. I agree there is some special connection that can’t always be explained, it’s just there.
F: Julie Greenham I hope the dragster brings you joy [Tony Birch in Summer Reading, December 14].
F: Brennan Aloisysious Bonheur Reunited Ireland and independent Scotland will continue as prosperous members of the EU, while sad and impoverished little England will wonder what it has inflicted upon itself [Dicey Topics, December 14].