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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 an anchorite? Deborah Nash
  • Modern Life: What is a gravity blanket? William Cook
  • The Way We Live Now Dafydd Jones
  • Letter from America Edward Kosner
  • Town Mouse Tom Hodgkinson
  • Country Mouse Giles Wood
  • Profitable Wonders James Le Fanu
  • Postcards from the Edge Mary Kenny
  • School Days Sophia Waugh
  • Home Front Alice Pitman
  • Wilfred De'Ath's last column
  • God Sister Teresa
  • Funeral Service: Sir Roger Scruton David Oldroyd-Bolt
  • The Doctor's Surgery Theodore Dalrymple
  • Readers' Letters
  • I Once Met... Paul Daniels Rev Steve Morris
  • Memory Lane
  • Media Matters Stephen Glover
  • History David Horspool
  • Words and Stuff Johnny Grimond
  • Rant: TV-credit voice-overs
  • Crossword
  • Bridge Andrew Robson
  • Competition Tessa Castro
  • Ask Virginia Ironside


  • Dear Papa – cook, musician, Oldie editor Freya Bearn
  • Bond, Uncle Bond Kate Grimond
  • Shaken, not stirred, by 007 Mary Clive
  • Bag-lady blues Maureen Lipman
  • From the '20s smart set... Simon Williams
  • the private jet set Eleanor Doughty
  • Tribute to the late Wilfred De'Ath Melvynn Bragg
  • War correspondence Roger Mortimer
  • The joy of school magazines Arnold Harvey
  • Remembering Terry Jones – Michael Palin talks to Harry Mount
  • Don't be grumpy – be happy Lucy Deedes


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


  • The Mirror and the Light, by Hilary Mantel Lucy Hughes-Hallet
  • The Sphinx, The Life of Gladys Deacon, Duchess of Marlborough, by Hugo Vickers  Nicola Shulman
  • The Big Goodbye: Chinatown and the Last Years of Hollywood, by Sam Watson Lewis Jones
  • The Dolphin Letters 1970-1979: Elizabeth Hardwick, Robert Lowell and Their Circle, by Saskia Hamilton Hamish Robinson
  • Uncanny Valley, by Anna Wiener Joanna Kavenna
  • Footprints: In Search of Future Fossils, by David Farrier Charles Foster
  • House of Glass: The Story and Secrets of a 20th century Jewish Family, by Hadley Freeman Kate Hubbard


  • Height of Passion: the play in Oberammergau William Cook
  • Overlooked Britain: Witley Park, Surrey Lucinda Lambton
  • End of the US Mayflower dream Ivo Dawnay
  • Taking a Walk: From Valley Walkway Patrick Barkham
  • On the Road: Posy Simmonds 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
  • Bird of the Month: Stock Dove John McEwen
  • Getting Dressed: John Ogden Brigid Keenan