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But soon William Cook was picking up litter wherever he found it
Is it really so hard to explain things in plain English? Nigel Summerley hails a masterpiece of dreadful signwriting
On the eve of the England-Ireland clash in the Six Nations, ASH Smyth looks back at his family connections with the great game
Dame Olivia de Havilland, the last great Hollywood star, has just had her investiture in her Paris hotel suite, writes Harry Mount. The Oldie salutes her!
Some of the best travellers’ tales are short and sharp – and by passionate lesser-known explorers rather than the big names, says A S H Smyth
Hop shoots have long been neglected – a pity, says Elisabeth Luard, because they can make some lovely seasonal treats
In 2015, Sir Ken Dodd received our Oldie of the Year award from Gyles Brandreth. Craig Brown, a lifelong fan, wrote an appreciation
When Ken Dodd won Oldie of the Year, he showed staggering comic stamina, as our late editor, Alexander Chancellor (pictured, behind Doddy), wrote
We instinctively hold hands to show we care. Now scientists have confirmed it’s the right thing to do, says Nigel Summerley
A great friend to the magazine, he charmed us all when he won Oldie of the Year
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