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In the latest issue


  • The Old Un's Notes
  • Bliss on Toast Prue Leith
  • Grumpy Oldie Man Matthew Norman
  • Olden Life: What was paper cricket? Terry Morgan
  • Modern Life: What is a Karen? Richard Godwin
  • The Way We Live Now Dafydd Jones
  • Town Mouse Tom Hodgkinson
  • Country Mouse Giles Wood
  • School Days Sophia Waugh
  • Golden Nuggets Christopher Sandford
  • Home Front Alice Pitman
  • Letter from America Dominic Green
  • Profitable Wonders James Le Fanu
  • Postcards from the Edge Mary Kenny
  • God Sister Teresa
  • Memorial Service: Sir William Gladstone, Bt James Hughes-Onslow
  • The Doctor's Surgery Theodore Dalrymple
  • Readers' Letters
  • I Once Met... E M Forster Nicholas Tucker
  • Memory Lane
  • Media Matters Stephen Glover
  • Words and Stuff Johnny Grimond
  • Rant: Art galleries
  • History David Horspool
  • Crossword
  • Bridge Andrew Robson
  • Competition Tessa Castro
  • Ask Virginia Ironside


  • Happy 100th birthday, Winnie-the-Pooh! Gyles Brandreth
  • Where there's a will, there's a way to snoop Liz Hodgkinson
  • Together again - for lockdown Anne Robinson and Emma Wilson
  • My luxury home from home Quentin Letts
  • Keith Floyd, the greatest TV chef ever Bill Knott
  • I hate being fat Roger Lewis
  • An odyssey round my treasured islands Taki Theodoracopulos
  • What a Dame! A tribute to Vera Lynn Barry Cryer, York Membery and Harry Mount
  • Mayflower's Harwich berth William Cook


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


  • Ernest Bevin: Labour's Churchill, by Andrew Adonis Steward Wood
  • The Crown in Crisis: Countdown to the Abdication, by Alexander Larman Nicola Shulman
  • Talking Until Nightfall: Remembering Jewish Salonica 1941-44, by Isaac Matarasso Frances Wilson
  • Wagner's Parsifal: The Music of Redemption, by Roger Scruton Stephen Walsh
  • Humankind: A Hopeful History, by Rutger Bregman Jane O'Grady
  • The Sandpit, by Nicholas Shakespeare Cressida Connolly


  • Bernini's Rome Loyd Grossman
  • Overlooked Britain: London's number-one convenience Lucinda Lambton
  • Taking a Swim: Sea Palling, Norfolk Patrick Barkham
  • On the Road: Victoria Hislop 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: Pamela Bellwood Brigid Keenan
  • Bird of the Month: Turnstone John McEwen