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In the latest issue


  • The Old Un's Notes
  • Bliss on Toast Prue Leith
  • Gyles Brandreth's Diary
  • Grumpy Oldie Man Matthew Norman
  • Olden Life: Who were cardigan-huggers? Eleanor Allen
  • Modern Life: What are subscription boxes? Reverend Steve Morris
  • Yes! We had no bananas Hunter Davies
  • The Way We Live Now Dafydd Jones
  • Town Mouse Tom Hodgkinson
  • Country Mouse Giles Wood
  • I Once Met... Stanley Spencer David Reynolds
  • Memory Lane
  • Postcards from the Edge Mary Kenny
  • School Days Sophia Waugh
  • Home Front Alice Pitman
  • Wilfred De'Ath
  • Profitable Wonders James Le Fanu
  • God Sister Teresa
  • Memorial Service: Professor Norman Stone Harry Mount
  • The Doctor's Surgery Theodore Dalrymple
  • Readers' Letters
  • Media Matters Stephen Glover
  • History David Horspool
  • Words and Stuff Johnny Grimond
  • Rant: Loo queues
  • Crossword
  • Bridge Andrew Robson
  • Competition Tessa Castro
  • Ask Virginia Ironside


  • The accidental MP – Nancy Astor Philip Astor
  • A gay PC – when being gay wasn't PC Stephen Bourne
  • Happy LXth birthday, Asterix! Giles Coren
  • A telly room of our own Giles Wood and Mary Killen
  • Putting poverty on the map – a new edition of Charles Booth's maps of Victorian London
  • The Pope's Latin teacher – Katie Walker takes lessons from Father Reginald Foster
  • Happy 80th, dearest Bron Patrick Marnham
  • King of gamesmen Damian Thompson hails Stephen Potter, who died 50 years ago


  • Film Harry Mount
  • Theatre Nicholas Lezard
  • Radio Valerie Grove
  • Television Roger Lewis
  • Music Richard Osborne
  • Golden Oldies Rachel Johnson
  • Exhibitions Huon Mallalieu


  • Margaret Thatcher: The Authorized Biography, Volume Three by Charles Moore Ferdinand Mount
  • Will, by Will Self Frances Wilson
  • The Man in the Red Coat, by Julian Barnes Hamish Robinson
  • Islamic Empires: Fifteen Cities That Define a Civilization, by Justin Marozzi Robert Fox
  • Surfacing, by Kathleen Jamie Nakul Krishna
  • Agent Running in the Field, by John Le Carré


  • Troy Story – Hannah Betts visits the birthplace of classical myth and legend
  • Overlooked Britain – a heavenly pumping station Lucinda Lambton
  • Sweet and sour days in Perugia – romance, pique and revenge Elinor Goodman
  • Taking a walk Patrick Barkham
  • On the Road: Rick Stein Louise Flind


  • 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 Margaret Dibben
  • Bird of the Month: Treecreeper John McEwen
  • Getting Dressed Brigid Keenan