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In the latest issue

Regulars

  • The Old Un's Notes
  • Gyles Brandreth's Diary
  • Grumpy Oldie Man Matthew Norman
  • Olden Life: What were eye miniatures? Deborah Nash
  • Modern Life: What is the summer of discontent? Richard Godwin
  • Mary Killen’s Fashion Tips
  • Small World Jem Clarke
  • The biggest column in Fleet Street Sir Les Patterson
  • Town Mouse Tom Hodgkinson
  • Country Mouse Giles Wood
  • Postcards from the Edge Mary Kenny
  • School Days Sophia Waugh
  • Quite Interesting Things about ... teeth John Lloyd
  • God Sister Teresa
  • Memorial Service:Sir Nicholas Goodison James Hughes-Onslow
  • The Doctor’s Surgery Theodore Dalrymple
  • Readers’ Letters
  • I Once Met... Terry Wogan Christopher Winn
  • Memory Lane Susan Bond
  • Media Matters Stephen Glover
  • History David Horspool
  • Words and Stuff Johnny Grimond
  • Rant: Complicated car keys Sharon Griffiths
  • Crossword
  • Bridge Andrew Robson
  • Competition Tessa Castro
  • Ask Virginia Ironside

Features

  • Farewell to understatement Oliver Pritchett
  • Forsyte Saga revisited Martin Jarvis
  • Marilyn Monroe’s last photos Nicky Haslam
  • My personal organiser Elinor Goodman
  • We bought a Welsh castle David James
  • My larks with Larkin A N Wilson
  • On being buried with the Mitfords Laurence Marks
  • The perils of a weak bladder Ysenda Maxtone Graham
  • Painting for the Palio Emma Sergeant
  • Fake news Piers Pottinger
  • My love affair with cricket Dick Clement
  • Stop grousing about shooting Jamie Blackett
  • Pretty girls Frances Wilson

Arts

  • Film: McEnroe Harry Mount
  • Theatre: Bugsy Malone William Cook
  • Radio Valerie Grove
  • Television Frances Wilson
  • Music Richard Osborne
  • Golden Oldies Rachel Johnson
  • Exhibitions Huon Mallalieu

Books

  • Roald Dahl: Teller of the Unexpected, by Matthew Dennison
  • The Celts: A Sceptical History, by Simon Jenkins Roger Lewis
  • British Traitors: Betrayal and Treachery in the Twentieth Century, by Gordon Kerr Mary Kenny
  • Beware of the Bull: The Enigmatic Genius of Jake Thackray, by Paul Thompson and John Watterson Benedict Nightingale
  • Henrietta Maria: Conspirator, Warrior, Phoenix Queen, by Leanda de Lisle Paul Lay
  • Survey of London: Whitechapel, Volumes 54 and 55, by Peter Guillery Jeremy Musson

Travel

  • Art in the Middle East Justin Doherty
  • Overlooked Britain: London’s grand circle, the M25 Lucinda Lambton
  • On the Road: Charles Moore Louise Flind
  • Taking a Walk: East End ramble Patrick Barkham

Pursuits

  • 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
  • Bird of the Month: Razorbill John McEwen