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In the latest issue


  • The Old Un's Notes
  • Res Publica Simon Carr
  • Media Matters Stephen Glover
  • Raymond Briggs
  • Postcards from the Edge Mary Kenny
  • On The Road: Tony Adams
  • Gyles Brandreth's Diary
  • Short Cuts Anne Robinson
  • Town Mouse Tom Hodgkinson
  • Country Mouse Giles Wood
  • I Once Met... Anthony Eden
  • Memory Lane... Philip Larkin took my photograph
  • School Days Sophia Waugh
  • Home Front Alice Pitman
  • Wilfred De'Ath
  • Letter from America
  • Getting Dressed - Nicky Haslam
  • Golden Oldies Rachel Johnson
  • British Building Styles
  • Readers' Letters
  • Literary Lunches
  • Words and Stuff Johnny Grimond
  • Rant. Liquid Soap
  • Travel: Journey's end for the Titanic York Membery
  • Travel: Istanbul's secret palaces Patricia Daunt
  • Bird of the Month: Blue Tit
  • 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
  • Crossword Antico
  • Ask Virginia Ironside


  • Olden Life: What was the Preston Bypass? Andrew Roberts
  • Modern Life: What are Dockless bikes? Jim White
  • I was Churchill's nurse Gill Morton remembers a very special patient
  • Behind the scenes at the British Museum with curator Dr Dora Thornton
  • The great sextravaganza of the Sixties couldn't happen now, says Roger Lewis
  • The Way We Live Now Dafydd Jones
  • Mother vs daughter: Why 1940s fashion was the best... Drusilla Beyfus
  • ...and why 1970s fashion was better Nicola Shulman
  • The remarkable story of the cleverest street in Britain Valerie Grove
  • The oldies of old... examined by history man David Horspool
  • The Jeremy Lewis Prize: our first winner writes about her first job - at Butlin's


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


  • My Life, Our times by Gordon Brown; WEstminster Diary Volume 2 by Bernard Donoughue Michael White
  • Frances Donaldson: A Woman's War edited by Rose Deakin Charlotte Moore
  • White King: Charles I by Leanda de Lisle Minoo Dinshaw
  • Write to the Point by Sam Leith Frances Wilson
  • Leonard Rosoman by Tanya Harrod Tom Fleming
  • The Vanity Fair Diares by Tina Brown Nicky Haslam
  • Operation Janus by J P Cross Tony Gould



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