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In the latest issue


  • The Old Un’s Notes
  • Gyles Brandreth’s Diary: My party for the Queen
  • Olden Life: Who was Simon Dee? Andrew Roberts
  • Modern Life: What is microflirting? Richard Godwin
  • Mary Killen’s Beauty Tips
  • Prue’s News
  • Oldie Man of Letters A N Wilson
  • Small World Jem Clarke
  • Town Mouse Tom Hodgkinson
  • Country Mouse Giles Wood
  • Postcards from the Edge Mary Kenny
  • School Days Sophia Waugh
  • God Sister Teresa
  • Memorial Service:Betty Boothroyd James Hughes-Onslow
  • The Doctor’s Surgery Dr Theodore Dalrymple
  • Readers’ Letters
  • I Once Met ... Tommy Trinder Louise Dumas
  • Memory Lane George Courtauld
  • Commonplace Corner
  • Rant: Saying sorry Carolyn Whitehead
  • History David Horspool
  • Crossword
  • Bridge Andrew Robson
  • Competition Tessa Castro
  • Ask Virginia Virginia Ironside


  • I love my Teasmade Peter York
  • Bill Wyman, writer andsquire Christopher Sandford
  • Brighton’s golden years Adam Trimingham
  • Watch out for narcissists Lulu Taylor
  • Biba – the glory years Philippa Stockley
  • An ode to O-levels Charlotte Metcalf
  • My extreme fasting Neville Hodgkinson
  • In praise of the siesta Rachel Kelly
  • Stone of Scone comes home William Cook
  • Riding the African death train Griff Rhys Jones
  • Plea for more foster parents Katie Waldegrave
  • Nancy Mitford in Venice Gill Johnson
  • Dad taught me strip poker Dad taught me strip poker
  • Brush up your classics Brush up your classics Guy de la Bédoyère
  • Don’t move to the country Andrew Gimson


  • Film: Wicked Little Letters Harry Mount
  • Theatre: The Hills of California William Cook
  • Radio Valerie Grove
  • Television Frances Wilson
  • Music Richard Osborne
  • Golden Oldies Rachel Johnson
  • Exhibitions Huon Mallalieu


  • The English Soul: The Faith of a Nation, by Peter Ackroyd Christopher Howse
  • Love From Venice: A Golden Summer on the Grand Canal, by Gill Johnson Hugo Vickers
  • The Achilles Trap: Saddam Hussein, the United States and the Middle East, bySteve Coll Ivo Dawnay
  • Melting Point: Family,Memory and the Search for a Promised Land, by Rachel Cockerell Nicholas Lezard
  • I Am Not Afraid of Looking into the Rifles: Women of the Resistance in World War One,by Rick Stroud Alan Judd
  • Burma Sahib, by Paul Theroux A N Wilson
  • Shylock’s Venice: TheRemarkable Story of Venice’s Jews and the Ghetto, by Harry Freedman Tanya Gold


  • 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 Neil Collins
  • Bird of the Month - Crane John McEwen


  • Walking the Camino de Santiago at 70 Nigel Summerley
  • Overlooked Britain: Brighton Pavilion’s royal stables Lucinda Lambton
  • On the Road: Maureen Lipman Louise Flind
  • Taking a Walk: Chatting at Chatsworth Patrick Barkham