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In the latest issue


  • The Old Un's Notes
  • Bliss on Toast Prue Leith
  • Gyles Brandreth's Diary
  • Grumpy Oldie Man Matthew Norman
  • Olden Life: What was mesmerism? Deborah Nash
  • Modern Life: What is the metaverse? Richard Godwin
  • 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... February John Lloyd
  • God Sister Teresa
  • Memorial Service: Eric McGraw James Hughes-Onslow
  • The Doctor's Surgery Theodore Dalrymple
  • Readers' Letters
  • I Once Met... Elizabeth David Ann Morrow
  • History David Horspool
  • Media Matters Stephen Glover
  • Words and Stuff Johnny Grimond
  • Rant: Tea cosies Edward McParland
  • Crossword
  • Bridge Andrew Robson
  • Competition Tessa Castro
  • Ask Virginia Ironside


  • Keith Chegwin, TV's real Mr Nice Guy Esther Chilton
  • Burton and Taylor go to Oxford David Wood
  • The Queen's divine right to rule Reverend Peter Mullen
  • Kingsley Amis's centenary Roger Lewis
  • Don't give me any more presents! Caroline Flint
  • The Sloane turns 40 Peter York
  • I found a Roman temple Michael Keulemans
  • My Hollywood women Barry Humphries
  • The golden age of car accessories Chris Mitchell
  • The lovely Duchess of Argyll Lady Colin Campbell
  • Jeremy Lewis Prize the winner


  • Film: The 400 Blows Harry Mount
  • Theatre: Habeas Corpus William Cook
  • Radio Valerie Grove
  • Television Frances Wilson
  • Music Richard Osborne
  • Golden Oldies Rachel Johnson
  • Exhibitions Huon Mallalieu


  • What I Wish People Knew About Dementia, From Someone Who Knows, by Wendy Mitchell Frances Wilson
  • Worn: A People's History of Clothing, by Sofi Thanhauser Nicola Shulman
  • Rebels Against the Raj: Western Fighters for India's Freedom, by Ramachandra Guha Nikhil Krishnan
  • Dream-Child: A Life of Charles Lamb, by Eric G Wilson Hamish Robinson
  • White Debt, by Thomas Harding Nic Liney
  • The Last Emperor of Mexico: A Disaster in the New World, by Edward Shawcross David Gelber
  • Free Love, by Tessa Hadley Jane O'Grady


  • Earl who found King Tut Eleanor Doughty
  • Benton End revisited Harry Mount
  • Letter from America Daniel Koch
  • On the Road: Willard White Louise Flind
  • Taking a Walk: Snettisham, Norfolk Patrick Barkham


  • 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: Carmen Callil Brigid Keenan
  • Bird of the Month: Coal Tit John McEwen