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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: What was a sixpence? Gill Hallifax
  • Modern Life: What is QAnon? Richard Godwin
  • Town Mouse Tom Hodgkinson
  • Country Mouse Giles Wood
  • Postcards from the Edge Mary Kenny
  • Letter from America Philip Delves Broughton
  • Profitable Wonders James Le Fanu
  • School Days Sophia Waugh
  • Home Front Alice Pitman
  • God Sister Teresa
  • Funeral Service: Lord Ogmore James Hughes-Onslow
  • The Doctor's Surgery Theodore Dalrymple
  • Readers' Letters
  • I Once Met... Ken Dodd John Brealey
  • Memory Lane
  • Media Matters Stephen Glover
  • Words and Stuff Johnny Grimond
  • Rant: Inept typing Liz Hodgkinson
  • History David Horspool
  • Crossword
  • Bridge Andrew Robson
  • Competition Tessa Castro
  • Ask Virginia Ironside


  • My uncle gave peace to the world Anthony Lipmann
  • Dirk Bogarde's lucky second act Roger Lewis
  • How the dandy was born Shawn Cole & Miles Lambert
  • John le Carré, my German teacher Ferdinand Mount
  • Happy with dementia Alan Crawford
  • Hunter Davies at 85 Valerie Grove
  • Hats off to Napoleon and Wellington Justin Davies
  • Wasn't Wilfred Hyde-White so loverly? Simon Williams
  • Augustus John, my grandfather Rebecca John
  • My bedside table Barry Humphries


  • Amazon Prime: The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone Harry Mount
  • Radio Valerie Grove
  • Television Roger Lewis
  • Music Richard Osborne
  • Golden Oldies Rachel Johnson
  • Exhibitions Huon Mallalieu


  • Benedict XVI: A Life: Volume I: Youth in Nazi Germany to the Second Vatican Council 1927-1965, by Peter Seewald Melanie McDonagh
  • Intensive Care: A GP, a Community & COVID-19, by Gavin Francis Richard Davenport-Hines
  • Some Body to Love, by Alexandra Heminsley Kate Kellaway
  • The Language of Thieves, by Martin Puchner Tibor Fischer
  • Ending Hunger: The Quest to Feed the World Without Destroying It, by Anthony Warner Rosie Boycott
  • How to Be a Refugee, by Simon May Jane O'Grady
  • The Octopus Man, by Jasper Gibson Sam Leith


  • Hertfordshire's banjo-playing prostitute Maureen Lipman
  • Overlooked Britain: Harlaxton Manor, Lincolnshire Lucinda Lambton
  • Taking a Walk: Thames Marshes and Swanscombe Patrick Barkham
  • On the Road: Roger Allam 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
  • Getting Dressed: Geraldine James Brigid Keenan
  • Bird of the Month: Great Tit John McEwen