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In the latest issue


  • The Old Un's Notes
  • Bliss on Toast Prue Leith
  • Grumpy Oldie Man Matthew Norman
  • Olden Life: Who was the Sarge? David Platzer
  • Modern Life: What is the Royal Warrant Holders Association? John Shepherd
  • The Way We Live Now Dafydd Jones
  • Town Mouse Tom Hodgkinson
  • Country Mouse Giles Wood
  • School Days Sophia Waugh
  • Golden Nuggets Susan Hamlyn
  • Home Front Alice Pitman
  • Postcards from the Edge Mary Kenny
  • God Sister Teresa
  • Memorial Service: Lord Bell James Hughes-Onslow
  • The Doctor's Surgery Theodore Dalrymple
  • Readers' Letters
  • I Once Met... Ghislaine Maxwell Harry Mount
  • Memory Lane
  • Media Matters Stephen Glover
  • Words and Stuff Johnny Grimond
  • Rant: Reeling ban Ferdie Rous
  • History David Horspool
  • Crossword
  • Bridge Andrew Robson
  • Competition Tessa Castro
  • Ask Virginia Virginia Ironside


  • How to kill your wife and get away with it Gyles Brandreth
  • My work is much more fun than fun Liz Hodgkinson
  • A right royal farce - Spitting Image returns John Lloyd
  • Television's best Sherlock Holmes Damian Thompson
  • Living with a stammer Nigel Phillips
  • The heroes - and villains - of the Blitz Joshua Levine
  • Elvis, King of the Army Andrew M Brown
  • The critical brilliance of Ian Nairn Jonathan Meades


  • Film: How to Build a Girl Harry Mount
  • Theatre: Blueprint Medea Nicholas Lezard
  • Radio Valerie Grove
  • Television Roger Lewis
  • Music Richard Osborne
  • Golden Oldies Rachel Johnson
  • Exhibitions Huon Mallalieu


  • Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Royal Family, by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand Frances Wilson
  • Shots in the Dark: A Diary of Saturday Dreams and Strange Times, by David Kynaston Ivo Dawnay
  • The Making of Lewis Carroll's Alice, by Peter Hunt Emily Bearn
  • Diary of a Young Naturalist, by Dara McAnulty Will Cohu
  • Mistresses: Sex and Scandal in the Court of Charles II, by Linda Porter Hamish Robinson
  • Saturday Lunch with the Brownings, by Penelope Mortimer Cressida Connolly


  • Staffordshire's secrets William Cook
  • Overlooked Britain: Seaton Delaval Hall, Northumberland Lucinda Lambton
  • Taking a Walk: Bardney Limewoods, Lincolnshire Patrick Barkham
  • My doomed love for the National Trust Lisa White


  • 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: Patricia Milbourn Brigid Keenan
  • Bird of the Month: Coot John McEwen