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Arts | October 2019


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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 the London police box? Andrew Roberts
  • Modern Life: What are cremation tattoos? Deborah Nash
  • The Way We Live Now Dafydd Jones
  • Town Mouse Tom Hodgkinson
  • Country Mouse Giles Wood
  • Once Met... Lord Mountbatten David Roberts
  • 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 :David Conville OBE James Hughes-Onslow
  • The Doctor’s Surgery Theodore Dalrymple
  • Readers’ Letters
  • Media Matters Stephen Glover
  • History David Horspool
  • Words and Stuff Johnny Grimond
  • Rant: Accent snobbery
  • Crossword
  • Bridge Andrew Robson
  • Competition Tessa Castro
  • Ask Virginia Ironside


  • Monty, my cricket field marshal Christopher Sandford
  • Something in the way they grooved: the Beatles’ Abbey Road turns 50 Hunter Davies
  • My Bonnie and Clyde parents – traced over 40 years after I was adopted Donna Freed
  • My very smart suit – made by Downton Abbey’s Soho tailors Dominic Green
  • My Fair Granny, actress and First World War pin-up Gladys Cooper Justine Hardy
  • It’s grand up north: lovely Lancashire has so much more than those (also lovely) dark Satanic mills William Cook


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


  • Prince Albert: The ManWho Saved the Monarchy by A N Wilson Kate Hubbard
  • Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister: Three Women at the Heart of Twentieth-Century China, by Jung Chang Christian Tyler
  • Chastise: The Dambusters Story 1943, by Max Hastings A S H Smyth
  • The Lost Girls: Love, War and Literature 1939-51, by D J Taylor Nicola Shulman
  • Dominion: The Making of the Western Mind, by Tom Holland Minoo Dinshaw
  • The Europeans: Three Lives and the Making of a Cosmopolitan Culture, by Orlando Figes Frances Welch
  • The Second Sleep, by Robert Harris Piers Paul Read


  • A vicar’s guide to God’s own country: in the footsteps of Victorian diarist Reverend Francis Kilvert Mark Bostridge
  • The hero dad I never knew: he was killed in the Battle of Arnhem before I was born Christa Laird
  • Overlooked Britain Lucinda Lambton
  • Taking a Walk Patrick Barkham
  • On the Road: Graeme Garden Louise Flind


  • Gardening David Wheeler
  • Kitchen Garden SimonCourtauld
  • Cookery Elisabeth Luard
  • Restaurants James Pembroke
  • Drink Bill Knott
  • Sport Jim White
  • Motoring Alan Judd
  • Digital Life Matthew Webster
  • Money Margaret Dibben
  • Bird of the Month: Barnacle Goose John McEwen
  • Getting Dressed Brigid Keenan