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In the latest issue

Regulars

  • The Old Un’s Notes
  • Gyles Brandreth’s Diary
  • Olden Life: Who was Elsa Maxwell? Philippa Stockley
  • Modern Life: What is puppy yoga? Richard Godwin
  • Letter from America Christopher Sandford
  • Oldie Man of Letters A N Wilson
  • Mary Killen’s Beauty Tips
  • Prue’s News
  • Town Mouse Tom Hodgkinson
  • Country Mouse Giles Wood
  • Postcards from the Edge Mary Kenny
  • Small World Jem Clarke
  • School Days Sophia Waugh
  • I Once Met ... Victor Lownes Clarke Harry Mount Christopher Sandford
  • Memory Lane Susan Schwarz
  • God Sister Teresa
  • Memorial Service: Martin Amis James Hughes-Onslow
  • The Doctor’s Surgery Dr Theodore Dalrymple
  • Readers’ Letters
  • History David Horspool
  • Commonplace Corner
  • Rant: Air-conditioning Carolyn Whitehead
  • Crossword
  • Bridge Andrew Robson
  • Competition Tessa Castro
  • Ask Virginia Ironside

Features

  • I’ve been sacked – again! Hunter Davies
  • Grandpa vs Hitler Elisabeth Ruge
  • Sleepy theatre critics Benedict Nightingale
  • Mel Smith’s death threat Griff Rhys Jones
  • Fighting in Cyprus Nigel Pullman
  • Joy of theme tunes Andrew Roberts
  • Please let me go grey Adam Edwards
  • Bohemia rhapsody Marianne Faithfull
  • Best-dressed Britons Candida Crewe
  • Gilt-edged picnics Kirsty Crawford
  • Life’s lost pleasures Joseph Connolly
  • Badminton’s flower power Duchess of Beaufort
  • On Maggie’s battlebus Elinor Goodman
  • Christmas with Attlee Antonia Fraser

Arts

  • Film: The Dead Don’t Hurt Harry Mount
  • Theatre: A View from the Bridge William Cook
  • Radio Hunter Davies
  • Television Frances Wilson
  • Music Richard Osborne
  • Golden Oldies Mark Ellen
  • Exhibitions Huon Mallalieu

Books

  • Christoper Isherwood. Inside Out, by Katherine Bucknell Nicky Haslam
  • Paul Foot: A Life in Politics,by Margaret Renn Peter McKay
  • Travelling: On the Path of Joni Mitchell, by Ann Powers Christopher Bray
  • The Buildings of England: Staffordshire, by Christopher Wakeling and Nikolaus Pevsner Jonathan Meades
  • Spectator Low Life: The Final Years, by Jeremy Clarke Harry Mount

Travel

  • Liquid Venice Annabel Barber
  • Overlooked Britain: Newton’s mausoleum in Westminster Abbey Lucinda Lambton
  • The Hanoi Hilton James Pembroke
  • On the Road: Andy Murray Louise Flind
  • Taking a Walk: Berkshire’s green and pleasant commons 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 Neil Collins
  • Bird of the Month: Manx shearwater John McEwen