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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 speedway? Roddy McDougall
  • Modern Life: What is a dryrobe? Harry Mount
  • Postcards from the Edge Mary Kenny
  • Town Mouse Tom Hodgkinson
  • Country Mouse Giles Wood
  • Small World Jem Clarke
  • School Days Sophia Waugh
  • Quite Interesting Things about... August John Lloyd
  • God Sister Teresa
  • Funeral Service: François Richli James Hughes-Onslow
  • The Doctor's Surgery Theodore Dalrymple
  • Readers' Letters
  • I Once Guarded... Rudolf Hess Valentine Cecil
  • Memory Lane
  • Media Matters Stephen Glover
  • Words and Stuff Johnny Grimond
  • Rant: Chucking out books Nicholas Owen
  • History David Horspool
  • Crossword
  • Bridge Andrew Robson
  • Competition Tessa Castro
  • Ask Virginia Ironside


  • Felicity Kendal, still living the good life at 75 Simon Hemelryk
  • The super Mini Cooper turns 60 Garry Dickens
  • My last drink Barry Humphries
  • The dream age of the train Christopher Valkoinen
  • My gossip days are over Rachel Johnson
  • Bob, the gallant, Scottish Mafioso Elisabeth Leigh
  • Woollen swimming costumes Valerie Crossley
  • Joy of smoking - occasionally Mark Palmer
  • The genius of Alec Guinness Madeline Smith
  • Autograph obsessive Adam Andrusier
  • I hate fussy food Ray Connolly


  • Film: Now, Voyager Harry Mount
  • Theatre: Constellations William Cook
  • Radio Valerie Grove
  • Television Roger Lewis
  • Music Richard Osborne
  • Golden Oldies John Stoker
  • Exhibitions Huon Mallalieu


  • The Making of Oliver Cromwell, by Ronald Hutton David Horspool
  • The Year of the End: A Memoir of Marriage, Truth and Fiction, by Anne Theroux Frances Wilson
  • Writing in the Dark: Bloomsbury, the Blitz, and Horizon Magazine, by Will Loxley Paul Bailey
  • Silent Earth: Averting the Insect Apocalypse, by Dave Goulson Richard Davenport-Hines
  • Borges and Me: An Encounter, by Jay Parini Maureen Freely
  • Prisoners of Time: Prussians, Germans and Other Humans, by Christopher Clark Hamish Robinson
  • The Paper Palace, by Miranda Cowley Heller Alex Clark


  • The Middle Kingdom: the splendours of Meath Valerie Pakenham
  • Overlooked Britain: The New House, near Tunbridge Wells, Kent Lucinda Lambton
  • Taking a Walk: Strolling by Old Father Thames Patrick Barkham
  • On the Road: Roy Strong 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: Kim Darroch Brigid Keenan
  • Bird of the Month: Linnet John McEwen