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Regulars

  • The Old Un's Notes
  • Res Publica Simon Carr
  • Media Matters Stephen Glover
  • Notes from the Sofa Raymond Briggs
  • Postcards from the Edge: a new column Mary Kenny
  • The Way We Live Now Dafydd Jones
  • Letter from America Philip Delves Broughton
  • Town Mouse Tom Hodgkinson
  • Country Mouse Giles Wood
  • I once Met Ralph Richardson Benedict Nightingale
  • Memory Lane Sarah Balcon
  • Home Truths Sophia Waugh
  • Home Front Alice Pitman
  • Wilfred De'Ath
  • Literary Lunches
  • Words and Stuff Johnny Grimond
  • Rant Liz Hodgkinson
  • Small Delights
  • Getting Dressed: Penelope Hobhouse Brigid Keenan
  • Overlooked Britain Lucinda Lambton
  • Taking a Walk Patrick Barkham
  • God Sister Teresa
  • Memorial Service James Hughes Onslow
  • Profitable Wonders James Le Fanu
  • Digital Life 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 Virginia Ironside

Features

  • Olden Life: Who Was Ayn Rand? Michael White
  • Modern life: What is a Parkrun? Christian Wolmar
  • Geoffrey Palmer interviewed by Valerie Grove
  • My summer of love Ingrid Jo Boissevain
  • The glorious gossip column Patrick Kidd
  • Elections? I won't miss them Alan Johnson
  • Elections? I do miss them Norman Tebbit
  • A touch of class in the garden: a family metalworks Jeremy Musson
  • Historian Michael Howard interviewed by James Hanning
  • My autistic son's fascination with death Elisa Segrave
  • How I discovered a lost Gainsborough James Innes-Mulraine

Arts

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

Books

  • The Surreal Life of Leonora Carrington by Joanna Moorhead Germaine Greer
  • Admissions: A Life in Brain Surgery by Henry Marsh Michael Barber
  • Jane Welsh Carlyle and Her Victorian World by Kathy Chamberlain Lyndall Gordon
  • Ernst Kantorowicz: A Life by Robert E Lerner Hamish Robinson
  • The Village news by Tom Fort Charlotte Moore
  • Queer City: Gay London from the Romans to the PResent Day by Peter Ackroyd Edward Behrens
  • Grief Works: Stories of Life, Death and Surviving by Julia Samuel Emily Bearn

Travel

  • Going Solo Kirsty Ferguson
  • Paradis perdu Roger Lewis
  • Travel tips

Pursuits

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