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In the latest issue


  • The Old Un's Notes
  • Bliss on Toast
  • Gyles Brandreth's Diary
  • Olden Life: Who was Eric Maschwitz? Eleanor Allen
  • Modern Life: What is a nail house? Deborah Nash
  • Small World Jem Clarke
  • Town Mouse Tom Hodgkinson
  • Country Mouse Giles Wood
  • Postcards from the Edge Mary Kenny
  • School Days Sophia Waugh
  • Quite Interesting Things about... July John LLoyd
  • God Sister Teresa
  • Funeral Service: Lord Rossmore James Hughes-Onslow
  • The Doctor's Surgery Theodore Dalrymple
  • Readers' Letters
  • I Once Met... Brian Sewell Penny Phillips
  • Memory Lane
  • My Favourite Book Jeremy Scott
  • Words and Stuff Johnny Grimond
  • Rant: En suite bathrooms Katrina Robinson
  • History David Horspool
  • Crossword
  • Bridge Andrew Robson
  • Competition Tessa Castro
  • Ask Virginia Ironside


  • Have we found the White Ship? Earl Spencer
  • Botham's strokes of genius and bad luck Christopher Sandford
  • School reports then and now James Thellusson
  • My film family's greatest hits Gareth Neame
  • I guarded Albert Speer Adrian Greaves
  • RIP the playboys of the western world Charlie Methven
  • Proust changed the world A N Wilson
  • Cleaning the loos at Wimbledon Graham Little
  • Poetry boom in lockdown Thomas W Hodgkinson
  • End of The Good Food Guide James Pembroke
  • My stage fright Barry Humphries
  • MeToo hits the classics Frances Wilson
  • Confessions of an MP's wife and daughter Sasha Swire
  • My ten favourite rivers David Profumo


  • Netflix: Elvis Presley: The Searcher Harry Mount
  • Theatre: The Deep Blue Sea William Cook
  • Radio Valerie Grove
  • Television Roger Lewis
  • Music Richard Osborne
  • Golden Oldies Rachel Johnson
  • Exhibitions Huon Mallalieu


  • The Sea Is Not Made of Water, by Adam Nicolson Lucy Lethbridge
  • Hogarth: Life in Progress, by Jacqueline Riding Matthew Sturgis
  • Ethel Rosenberg: A Cold War Tragedy, by Anne Sebba Andrew Lownie
  • Re-educated: How I Changed My Job, My Home, My Husband and My Hair, by Lucy Kellaway Kate Hubbard
  • Reading Walter de la Mare, edited by William Wootten Paul Dean
  • This Is Your Mind on Plants, by Michael Pollan Charles Foster
  • Sorrow and Bliss, by Meg Mason Ysenda Maxtone Graham


  • Holidays for hermits Nat Segnit
  • Overlooked Britain: Hadlow Castle, Kent Lucinda Lambton
  • Taking a Walk: Lost in books in Hay-on-Wye Patrick Barkham
  • On the Road: Ted Dexter 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: Anne Robinson Brigid Keenan
  • Bird of the Month: Rock Dove John McEwen