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THE LADY established 1885 • No 6444

ContentsDECEMBER Features 12 Susan George The actress tells us how her horses helped her cope with losing her husband 19 Competition

10 Letters 18 The Lady Remembers The first royal Christmas broadcast in 1932 20 Modern Manners

Win a two-night stay at Tewkesbury Park resor t 28 Ladies of the Year Join us in celebrating our women of 2023 36 Dark Storeys Why English country houses are the perfect setting for gothic novels 40 The Christmas Gift Kate Glanville’s special festive stor y 45 Competition Win tickets for writer

Candace Bushnell’s show 46 Dance Under the Stars Ballet fan Juanita

Coulson visits a unique country house event 50 Hidden Treasure

We visit London’s oldest botanic garden 55 Competition Win a fabulous DukesHill

Christmas hamper 56 No-fuss Feast

Three recipes by Mary Berry to make cooking for the big day easy 62 Winter Walks

Wonderful places to see festive light displays 70 Added Sparkle

Thomas Blaikie 23 The Debate

Does the ‘Christmas season’ star t too early? 24 Liz Hodgkinson I can’t live without beautiful nails 54 Gardener’s Diary

Ciar Byrne 60 Ivo Uncorked Christmas tipples 68 Fashion It’s par ty time! 71 The Stylist

Armand Beasley 76 Case Notes Dr Sue Hyde 97 Weight of the World

Ivo Dawnay 120 Horoscopes

Victor Olliver 138 First Impressions Liza Pulman

Reviews 92 Bookshelf Our round-up of the year’s best books 98 Art

Roderick Conway Morris 102 Theatre Richard Barber 103 TV

Beautiful jeweller y for the party season 72 Keep Smiling!

The latest advances in cosmetic dentistr y 79 The Gift of Giving

Why wills and legacies are so vital for charities 86 Care Special

Easy ways to help you and your loved ones

Regulars 6 The Lady Loves...

Treats just for you 8 Her Indoors

Mary Killen

Emily Ross 104 Films Larushka Ivan-Zadeh 105 Radio

Louis Barfe

Puzzles 121 Word Fill and Codebreaker 122 The Ladygram

Challenge Win a set of ten Lady postcards 124 Archive Ladygrams 126 Cryptic Crosswords,

Wordsearch, Sudoku 128 Giant Crossword

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130 Spot the Difference 131 Bridge 132 Christmas puzzles 136 Solutions

Classifieds 106 Holiday lets, positions vacant and much more

Subscriptions 48 Subscribe and receive a luxurious Fig gy’s Christmas pudding

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