A selection of our most senior citizens, p34
Garden variety, p70
How to tell she’s not a belle, p40
59 Paul Binding on Theodor Fontane 60 Jane Ridley
The Churchills, by Mary S. Lovell 61 Bevis Hillier Bill Gold: Poster
Works, edited by Tony Nourmand 62 Kate Chisholm
Hill Farm, by Miranda France 63 Nicky Haslam The Day of the
Peacock, by Geoffrey Aquilina Ross 64 John Gimlette The Devil’s Garden,
by Edward Docx Douglas Hurd Running the Show,
by Stephanie Williams 65 Bookends Andrew Petrie Arts 66 We are the mockers, too A meditation on Hieronymus
Bosch’s ‘Christ Carrying the Cross’ Michael Prodger 68 Olden but golden Charles Spencer Wilton’s Music Hall Robert Gore-Langton 70 Exhibitions Charlotte Verity:
A year in Tradescant’s Garden Andrew Lambirth
73 Theatre Moonlight; Ecstasy
Lloyd Evans 74 Opera The Tsar’s Bride
Michael Tanner 76 Cinema Cedar Rapids; Arthur
Deborah Ross 77 Television Simon Hoggart Culture notes Liz Anderson Life 89 High life Taki Low life Jeremy Clarke 90 Real life Melissa Kite 91 Wild life Aidan Hartley The turf Robin Oakley 92 Motoring Alan Judd 93 Bridge Susanna Gross
Mini-bar offer Simon Hoggart
And finaly . . . 94 Chess Raymond Keene 95 Competition; Crossword 96 Status anxiety Toby Young 98 The Wiki Man Rory Sutherland Your problems solved Mary Killen
Annoying people, infringing their sensibilities, is these days considered a far more hideous crime than stealing Rod Liddle, p19
How can it be that Chesterton writes such very good stuff beside such utter rot? Imagine the author drunk, and all is explained A.N. Wilson, p52
I read and reread the penalty notice. I spend a lot of time thinking about Operator LH1379. Does he or she even have a name? Melissa Kite, p90
Andrew Roberts (p. 14) is a writer and historian; his ebook The Royal House of Windsor is now available for Kindle.
Quentin Letts (p. 20) writes for the Daily Mail. Hugo Vickers (p. 16) is a writer and broadcaster. His books include The Private World of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, and a biography of the Queen Mother.
James Buchan (p. 56) lived in Iran for a year in the 1970s. His novels include The Gate of Air, High Latitudes and A Good Place to Die.
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Jane Ridley (p. 60) is working on a biography of Edward VII.