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Long lunches at The Oldie: an extract from Miles Kington's letters

Blog | By Blog | Mar 28, 2017



Miles Kington, who died in 2008 aged 67, was a much-loved Oldie columnist. Now Caroline Kington, his widow, is planning to publish a selection of the 20,000 letters he wrote in his lifetime.

My Mother, the Bearded Lady: the Selected Letters of Miles Kington is being published through Unbound. Those wishing to contribute to the publication can get in touch here

This week, Miles writes a thankyou letter to Richard Ingrams, the founding editor of the Oldie, after a gossipy, chaotic lunch.