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In the latest issue


  • The Old Un’s Notes
  • Gyles Brandreth’s Diary
  • Olden Life: What were railway camping coaches? Bill Riley
  • Modern Life: What is leng? Charlotte Metcalf
  • Mary Killen’s Beauty Tips
  • History David Horspool
  • Oldie Man of Letters A N Wilson
  • Town Mouse Tom Hodgkinson
  • Country Mouse Giles Wood
  • Postcards from the Edge Mary Kenny
  • School Days Sophia Waugh
  • Small World Jem Clarke
  • God Sister Teresa
  • Memorial Service:Alexander Cameron KC James Hughes-Onslow
  • The Doctor’s Surgery Dr Theodore Dalrymple
  • I Once Met... Gérard Depardieu Leo Dobbs
  • Memory Lane Caroline Crossley
  • Readers’ Letters
  • Commonplace Corner
  • Rant: Running Nancy Hogg
  • Crossword
  • Bridge Andrew Robson
  • Competition Tessa Castro
  • Ask Virginia Ironside


  • Jilly Cooper on sex and soccer Harry Mount
  • In praise of mindlessness Martin Stephen
  • Going behind after the show Simon Williams
  • Hampstead’s artistic highs and lows Peter York
  • My dad was my headmaster Quentin Letts
  • Let’s hear it for weepy films Griff Rhys Jones
  • Nun with a rebel habit John McEntee
  • Death of the combover Dwight Garner
  • Sunglasses suit oldies Liz Hodgkinson
  • C S Lewis revisited Reverend Michael Coren
  • Why we fall for financial scams Neil Collins
  • Hoarder disorder Frances Wilson


  • Film: Doctor Jekyll Harry Mount
  • Theatre: King Lear William Cook
  • Radio Valerie Grove
  • Television Frances Wilson
  • Music Richard Osborne
  • Golden Oldies Rachel Johnson
  • Exhibitions Huon Mallalieu


  • Once a King: The Lost Memoir of Edward III, by Jane Tippett Hugo Vickers
  • Tackle! by Jilly Cooper Rachel Johnson
  • Oxfordshire: Oxford and the South-East (Pevsner Buildings of England),revised by Simon Bradley Christopher Howse
  • A Memoir of My Former Self: My Life in Writing, by Hilary Mantel Jasper Rees
  • Pru & Me: A Love Story, by Timothy West Roger Lewis
  • Conflict: The Evolution of Warfare from 1945 to Ukraine, by David Petraeus andAndrew Roberts Alan Judd
  • Justinian: Emperor,Soldier, Saint, by Peter Sarris Justin Warshaw
  • The Unlikely Duke, by Harry Beaufort Mary Killen


  • John Lavery’s Dublin Harry Mount
  • Overlooked Britain: JFK Memorial, Surrey Lucinda Lambton
  • On the Road: Zoë Wanamaker Louise Flind
  • Taking a Walk: Windy Wigtown Patrick Barkham


  • 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: Short- eared owl John McEwen