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In the latest issue


  • The Old Un’s Notes
  • Gyles Brandreth’s Diary
  • Grumpy Oldie Man Matthew Norman
  • Olden Life: What was skiffle? Andrew Roberts
  • Modern Life: What is delulu? Richard Godwin
  • Prue’s News
  • Mary Killen’s Beauty Tips
  • Oldie Man of Letters A N Wilson
  • Small World Jem Clarke
  • Town Mouse Tom Hodgkinson
  • Country Mouse Giles Wood
  • School Days Sophia Waugh
  • Postcards from the Edge Mary Kenny
  • God Sister Teresa
  • Memorial Service: Lord Brooke James Hughes-Onslow
  • The Doctor’s Surgery Dr Theodore Dalrymple
  • Readers’ Letters
  • I Once Met ... Ozzy Osbourne John Slatford
  • Memory Lane Iain McAvoy
  • Commonplace Corner
  • Rant: Fitted sheets Sharon Griffiths
  • History David Horspool
  • Crossword
  • Bridge Andrew Robson
  • Competition Tessa Castro
  • Ask Virginia Ironside


  • My brief encounter with fame Celia Johnson
  • Sportswriters off their game Michael Henderson
  • Dad’s fling with Kathleen Hale Merlin Holland
  • Tristram Powell, star of BBC’s Golden Age Melvyn Bragg
  • Time for a Lady Chancellor? Michael Beloff
  • Play School turns 60 Kath Garner
  • Queen Victoria’s secrets Nicky Haslam
  • Paddy Leigh Fermor’s kidnap, 80 years on Harry Bucknall
  • Roger Bannister’s record, 70 years on Joan Wheeler Bennett and Anton Digon
  • Hollywood censors Bruce Beresford
  • I won’t get conned again Rachel Johnson


  • Film: The Trouble with Jessica Harry Mount
  • Theatre: Nye William Cook
  • Radio Valerie Grove
  • Television Frances Wilson
  • Music Richard Osborne
  • Golden Oldies Mark Ellen
  • Exhibitions Huon Mallalieu


  • Keir Starmer: The Biography, by Tom Baldwin Anne Robinson
  • A Very Private School,by Charles Spencer Hugo Vickers
  • The Shortest History of Italy, by Ross King James Owen
  • Libertine London: Sex in the Eighteenth-Century Metropolis, by JuliePeakman Philippa Stockley
  • Treetime: Tales of aLayman’s Lifelong Adventure with Trees and Tree Folk, by Ted Green Patrick Barkham
  • Until August: The Lost Novel, by Gabriel García Márquez Harry Mount


  • Caravaggio’s ghost in Naples William Cook
  • Overlooked Britain: Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, NorthYorkshire Lucinda Lambton
  • On the Road: NicholasGarland Louise Flind
  • Taking a Walk: Black-a-TorCopse, Dartmoor Patrick Barkham


  • Gardening David Wheeler
  • Kitchen Garden Simon Courtauld
  • Cookery Elisabeth Luard
  • Restaurants James Pembroke
  • Drink Bill Knott
  • Sport Jim White
  • Motoring Alan Judd
  • Digital Life Matthew Webster
  • Money Matters Neil Collins
  • Bird of the Month: Whitethroat John McEwen