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In the latest issue


  • The Old Un's Notes
  • Gyles Brandreth | Gyles Brandreth's Diary
  • Olden Life: What was the Beatles' rooftop concert? Christopher Sandford
  • Modern Life: What is an influencer? Richard Godwin
  • Raymond Briggs
  • Grumpy Oldie Man Matthew Norman
  • Town Mouse Tom Hodgkinson
  • Country Mouse Giles Wood
  • The Way We Live Now Dafydd Jones
  • Anthony Haden-Guest | Letter from America Bruno Kavanagh
  • I Once Met... Augustus John
  • Memory Lane
  • Postcards from the Edge Mary Kenny
  • School Days Sophia Waugh
  • Home Front Alice Pitman
  • Wilfred De'Ath
  • Profitable Wonders James Le Fanu
  • God Sister Teresa
  • Memorial Service: Tom Stuttaford James Hughes-Onslow
  • The Doctor's Surgery Theodore Dalrymple
  • Readers' Letters
  • Literary Lunches
  • Media Matters Stephen Glover
  • History David Horspool
  • Words and Stuff Johnny Grimond
  • Rant: Continental Breakfasts
  • Bridge Andrew Robson
  • Competition Tessa Castro
  • Crossword Antico
  • Ask Virginia Ironside


  • Travel, Bruce Chatwin | Bruce Chatwin – a tragic loss Nicholas Shakespeare
  • Brands, Museum | Inside the Brand Museum Lucy Lethbridge
  • Flashman, George Macdonald Fraser | Flashman at 50 Michael Barber
  • W B Yeats, Irish nationalism | Yeats and the Protestant phoenix Roy Foster
  • The British Empire, Empire, Falklands | The remains of Empire Robert Hardman
  • Alfred Munnings and the art of war Brough Scott
  • Jonathan Dimbleby, David Dimbleby, Question Time, BBC | The decline of Question Time Rosie Boycott
  • Jeremy Lewis Prize Hugh Pike


  • Film Marcus Berkmann
  • Theatre Paul Bailey
  • Radio Valerie Grove
  • Television Roger Lewis
  • Music Richard Osborne
  • Golden Oldies Rachel Johnson
  • Exhibitions Huon Mallalieu


  • Who's In, Who's Out: The Journals of Kenneth Rose Volumen One edited by D R Thorpe Harry Mount
  • Michelle Obama, Obama, Barack Obama | Becoming by Michelle Obama Frances Wilson
  • Devices & Desires: Bess of Elizabethan England by Kate Hubbard Nicola Shulman
  • Insomnia by Marina Benjamin Ysenda Maxtone Graham
  • Born to be Posthumous: The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey by Mark Dery Matthew Sturgis
  • The Collector – The Story of Sergei Shchukin and his Lost Masterpieces by Natalya Semenova with André Delocque Marina Vaizey
  • The Year of Thamar's Book by Lucy Beckett Minoo Dinshaw


  • Sarajevo Benedict King
  • Gdansk William Cook
  • Reader Trip: Rome, Latium and the Ideal Landscape
  • Overlooked Britain Lucinda Lambton
  • Taking a Walk Patrick Barkham
  • On the Road: Timothy West 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 John McEwen
  • Getting Dressed: Susie Figgis Brigid Keenan