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In the latest issue


  • The Old Un's Notes
  • Bliss on Toast Prue Leith
  • Gyles Brandreth's Diary Gyles Brandreth
  • Grumpy Oldie Man Matthew Norman
  • Olden Life: Who was Edgar Lustgarten? Duncan Campbell
  • Modern Life: What is TikTok? Richard Godwin
  • Town Mouse Tom Hodgkinson
  • Country Mouse Giles Wood
  • School Days Sophia Waugh
  • RIP useless acronyms Barbara Geere
  • Home Front Alice Pitman
  • Letter from America Ivo Dawnay
  • Postcards from the Edge Mary Kenny
  • Profitable Wonders James le Fanu
  • God Sister Teresa
  • Memorial Service: Sir Roger Moate; Lord Spicer James Hughes-Onslow
  • The Doctor's Surgery Theodore Dalrymple
  • Readers' Letters
  • I Once Met... Robert Robinson Hunter Davies
  • Memory Lane
  • Media Matters Stephen Glover
  • Words and Stuff Johnny Grimond
  • Rant: Book thieves Sarah Watling
  • History David Horspool
  • Crossword
  • Bridge Andrew Robson
  • Competition Tessa Castro
  • Ask Virginia Virginia Ironside


  • My fleet of Matchbox minis Joseph Connolly
  • Germaine Greer unmasked Valerie Grove
  • The shipwreck that rocked the monarchy Charles Spencer
  • My lockdown deafness Oliver Pritchett
  • Heavenly metal: London's railings Harry Mount
  • The thrill of the steeplechase Robert Bathurst
  • The glorious Guinness girls Emily Hourican
  • Poetry demotion Roger Lewis


  • Netflix: Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story Harry Mount
  • Theatre: Krapp's Last Tape Nicholas Lezard
  • Radio Valerie Grove
  • Television Roger Lewis
  • Music Richard Osborne
  • Golden Oldies Craig Brown
  • Exhibitions Huon Mallalieu


  • The Lives of Lucian Freud: Fame 1968-2011, by William Feaver Nicola Shulman
  • Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds and Shape Our Futures, by Merlin Sheldrake Fiona Stafford
  • Slow Road to San Francisco: Across the USA from Ocean to Ocean, by David Reynolds Lucinda Lambton
  • Men Who Hate Women, by Laura Bates Rosie Boycott
  • Vesper Flights: New and Collected Essays, by Helen Macdonald Charles Foster
  • The Lying Life of Adults, by Elena Ferrante John Lanchester


  • Realm of Bright Water: Scotland's Eilean Bàn Kevin Pilley
  • Overlooked Britain: Thomas Gray's tomb, Stoke Poges Lucinda Lambton
  • Taking a Walk: Messing about on Devon's River Dart Patrick Barkham
  • On the Road: Bryn Terfel Louise Flind


  • Gardening David Wheeler
  • Kitchen Garden Simon Courtauld
  • Cookery Elisabeth Luard
  • Restaurants James Pembroke
  • Drink Bill Knott
  • Sport Jim White
  • Motoring Alan Judd
  • Digital Life Matthew Webster
  • Money Matters Margaret Dibben
  • Getting Dressed: Alidad Mahloudji Brigid Keenan
  • Bird of the Month: Redwing John McEwen