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Pursuits | October Issue


Arts | October Issue


In the latest issue


  • The Old Un's Notes
  • Olden Life: What was the Elizabethan? Nigel Andrew
  • Modern Life: What is the intellectual dark web? Richard Godwin
  • Raymond Briggs
  • Media Matters Stephen Glover
  • The Way We Live Now Dafydd Jones
  • Grumpy Oldie Man Matthew Norman
  • Anne Robinson
  • Gyles Brandreth's Diary
  • Postcards from the Edge Mary Kenny
  • History David Horspool
  • Town Mouse Tom Hodgkinson
  • Country Mouse Giles Wood
  • I Once Met... Michael and Lindy Chamberlin
  • Memory Lane
  • School Days Sophia Waugh
  • Home Front Alice Pitman
  • Wilfred De'Ath
  • Getting Dressed: Alexandra Pringle Brigid Keenan
  • On The Road: Sheila Hancock Louise Flind
  • Reader Course: Ancient London - Walking Tour
  • Rachel Johnson's Golden Oldies
  • Readers' Letters
  • Literary Lunches
  • Words and Stuff Johnny Grimond
  • Rant: Firsts
  • Field Guide: Traffic Warden
  • Travel: Rome Matthew Bell
  • Travel: Cathar Country Robert Fox
  • Reader Trip: Gardens of the French and Italian Riviera
  • Overlooked Britain Lucinda Lambton
  • Taking a Walk Patrick Barkham
  • God Sister Teresa
  • Memorial Service Lord Stewartby James Hughes-Onslow
  • Health Liz Hodgkinson
  • Digital Life Matthew Webster
  • Money Matters Margaret Dibbon
  • The Doctor's Surgery Theodore Dalrymple
  • Bird of the Month: Teal John McEwen
  • Crossword Antico
  • Bridge Andrew Robson
  • Competition Tessa Castro
  • Ask Virginia Ironside


  • The Harold Pinter I knew Kenneth Cranham
  • Haute couture for the clergy Lucy Lethbridge
  • The boys who befriended Hollywood's stars Charlotte Metcalf
  • Chekhov the gardener Sara Wheeler
  • Henry VIII's seventh wife Antonia Fraser
  • My very great grandfather William Sitwell


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


  • Landfill by Tim Dee Charles Foster
  • The British in India: Three Centuries of Ambition and Experience by David Gilmour Jaspreet Singh Boparai
  • 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari Anton Kurz
  • Dear Howard: Tales Told in Letters by David Batterham Frances Wilson
  • City of Light: The Reinvention of Paris by Rupert Christiansen Belinda Jack
  • Milk of Paradise by Lucy Inglis Joe Brace
  • The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker Arabella Currie



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