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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: Who was A P Herbert? Rev Peter Mullen
  • Modern Life: What is Fritzling? Mary Killen
  • Town Mouse Tom Hodgkinson
  • Country Mouse Giles Wood
  • Postcards from the Edge Mary Kenny
  • Small World Jem Clarke
  • Profitable Wonders James le Fanu
  • School Days Sophia Waugh
  • Quite Interesting Things about... Springs John Lloyd
  • God Sister Teresa
  • Funeral Service: Bill Windham James Hughes-Onslow
  • The Doctor's Surgery Theodore Dalrymple
  • Readers' Letters
  • I Once Met... Peter Ustinov Dan Zerdin
  • Memory Lane
  • Media Matters Stephen Glover
  • History David Horspool
  • Words and Stuff Johnny Grimond
  • Rant: Boring adverts Martyn Hurst
  • Crossword
  • Bridge Andrew Robson
  • Competition Tessa Castro
  • Ask Virginia Ironside


  • My great Dorothy L Sayers mystery Hilary Macaskill
  • I invented the OAP street sign Yvonne Neville
  • My friend, David Tomlinson Craig Brown
  • Genius of Grinling Gibbons Loyd Grossman
  • The knight who invented champagne Stephen Skelton
  • Peter Cook and me Barry Humphries
  • How to be a newsreader Nicholas Owen
  • London's richest woman Simon Jenkins
  • Joan Greenwood, my Mama, was born 100 years ago Jason Morell


  • Film: Citizen Kane Harry Mount
  • Radio Valerie Grove
  • Television Roger Lewis
  • Music Richard Osborne
  • Golden Oldies Rachel Johnson
  • Exhibitions Huon Mallalieu


  • The Adventures of Miss Barbara Pym, by Paula Byrne AN Wilson
  • Churchill & Son, by Josh Ireland Miranda Carter
  • Philip Roth: The Biography, by Blake Bailey Maureen Freely
  • The Bookseller of Florence: Vespasiano da Bisticci and the Manuscripts that Illuminated the Renaissance, by Ross King Charles Saumarez Smith
  • Revolutions: How Women Changed the World on Two Wheels, by Hannah Ross Jane O'Grady
  • The Screaming Sky, by Charles Foster Richard Davenport-Hines
  • My Phantoms, by Gwendoline Riley Joanna Kavenna


  • A good man in Africa: in the steps of Denys Finch Hatton Sara Wheeler
  • Overlooked Britain: the stables at Manderston, Berwickshire Lucinda Lambton
  • Taking a Walk: On the Wandlebury Roman road Patrick Barkham
  • On the Road: Liz Hurley 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: Catherine Butler Brigid Keenan
  • Bird of the Month: Dunnock John McEwen