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In the latest issue

Regulars

  • The Old Un's Notes
  • Bliss on Toast Prue Leith
  • Gyles Brandreth's Diary
  • Grumpy Oldie Man Matthew Norman
  • Olden Life: What were luncheon vouchers? Liz Treacher
  • Modern Life: What are lice assassins? Olinda Adeane
  • Hunter Davies
  • The Way We Live Now Dafydd Jones
  • Letter from America Melik Kaylan
  • Town Mouse Tom Hodgkinson
  • Country Mouse Giles Wood
  • Profitable Wonders James Le Fanu
  • School Days Sophia Waugh
  • Home Front Alice Pitman
  • Wilfred De'Ath
  • Postcards from the Edge Mary Kenny
  • God Sister Teresa
  • Memorial Service: Dame June Whitfield James Hughes-Onslow
  • The Doctor's Surgery Theodore Dalrymple
  • Readers' Letters
  • I Once Met Gracie Fields Sydney Paulden
  • The Jeremy Lewis Prize Juliet Lewis
  • Media Matters Stephen Glover
  • History David Horspool
  • Words and Stuff Johnny Grimond
  • Rant: Critical children
  • Crossword
  • Bridge Andrew Robson
  • Competition Tessa Castro
  • Ask Virginia Ironside

Features

  • Tasting Notes Russell Norman
  • I loved Kenny with all my everything Cleo Rocos
  • Conversation-stoppers Charlotte Metcalf
  • The thrill of the chase Adrian Dannatt
  • Thank heaven for Cecil's style Huge Vickers
  • Miller's Tale Nicholas Garland
  • Hollywood's Public Enemy No. 1 Steven Berkoff
  • Ups and downs of film sex Simon Williams
  • King of Elizabeth I's court Eleanor Doughty

Arts

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

Books

  • The Life and Loves of E Nesbit, by Eleanor Fitzsimons Catherine Taylor
  • Attlee and Churchill: Allies in War, Adversaries in Peace by Leo McKinstry Sonia Purnell
  • Square Haunting: Five Women, Freedom and London Between the Wars, by Francesca Wade Valerie Grove
  • The Scoundrel Harry Larkyns and His Pitiless Killing by the Photographer Eadweard Muybridge, by Rebecca Gowers Joseph Brace
  • The Hitler Years: Triumph 1933-1939, by Frank McDonough A S H Smyth
  • Three Tigers, One Mountain: A Journey through the Bitter History and Current Conflicts of China, Korea and Japan, by Michael Booth Christian Tyler
  • Land Without Echoes, by John Hopkins Piers Paul Read

Travel

  • Lebanon Barnaby Rogerson with photos by Don McCullin
  • Overlooked Britain: Chinese Dairy, Woburn Abbey Lucinda Lambton
  • Brighton Roger Lewis
  • Taking a Walk: Beside the Bonnie Clyde Patrick Barkham
  • On the Road: John Humphrys Louise Flind

Pursuits

  • 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: Buzzard John McEwen
  • Getting Dressed: Penny Graham Brigid Keenan