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Arts | December 2017


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Books | December 2017

1789 and all that

In the latest issue


  • The Old Un's Notes
  • Res Publica Simon Carr
  • Media Matters Stephen Glover
  • Notes from the Sofa Raymond Briggs
  • Postcards from the Edge Mary Kenny
  • Short Cuts Anne Robinson
  • Gyles Brandreth's Diary
  • Town Mouse Tom Hodgkinson
  • Country Mouse Giles Wood
  • I Once Met... Simon Raven
  • Memory Lane. 1967 mermaid.
  • School Days Sophia Waugh
  • Home Front Alice Pitman
  • Wilfred De'Ath
  • Letter from America
  • Readers' Letters
  • Literary Lunches
  • Words and Stuff Johnny Grimond
  • Rant. Noisy Libraries.
  • Getting Dressed- Prue Leith Brigid Keenan
  • Golden Oldies Rachel Johnson
  • British Building Styles
  • Travel: Cruising down the eastern US coast James Pembroke
  • Travel: William Cook delves into surreal Belgium
  • Overlooked Britain Lucinda Lambton
  • Taking a Walk Patrick Barkham
  • God Sister Teresa
  • Memorial Service
  • Profitable Wonders James Le Fanu
  • Digital Matters Matthew Webster
  • Money Matters Margaret Dibben
  • The Doctor's Surgery Tom Stuttaford
  • Bridge Andrew Robson
  • Competition Tessa Castro
  • Bird of the Month John McEwen
  • Crosswords Antico
  • Ask Virginia Ironside


  • Olden Life: What was Chlorodyne Alan Thomas
  • Modern Life: What Is a Listicle? Anna Savory
  • Sixty seconds that hooked the nation: Just a Minute at 50 Valerie Grove
  • Che O'Guevera's Irish roots John McEntee
  • My lucky trip to hospital wonderland in Cornwall Tanya Gold
  • I launched the great British hamburger invasion Felicity Owen
  • The Way We Live Now Dafydd Jones
  • How to spot a decent vicar this Christmas Ysenda Maxtone Graham
  • Trial by Fire. The Windsor Castle fire of 1992 Jeremy Musson
  • A care home can be where the heart is Elisa Segrave
  • Uncork a bottle of liquid fun Charlotte Metcalf
  • Age of enlightenment Lalya Lloyd
  • Dumbed-down Ireland George Gossip
  • Death by quota Michael Cole


  • Film Marcus Berkmann
  • Theatre Paul Bailey
  • Radio Valerie Grove
  • Television Roger Lewis
  • Music Richard Osborne
  • Exhibitions Huon Mallalieu


  • Animals Strike Curious Poses by Elena Passarello Charles Foster
  • The Poetry Pharmacy by William Sieghart Hamish Robinson
  • The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World by Maya Jasanoff Frances Wilson
  • The Mayflower Generation by Rebecca Fraser Daniel Howe
  • Pocket Playhouse by Michael Frayn Benedict Nightingale
  • On Form by Mike Brearley Wililam Joll
  • Treason's Spring by Robert Wilton Minoo Dinshaw



  • Gardening David Wheeler
  • Kitchen Garden Simon Courtauld
  • Cookery Elisabeth Luard
  • Restaurants James Pembroke
  • Wine Bill Knott
  • Sport Jim White
  • Motoring Alan Judd