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features16pudseygoes to hollywood Can Britain’s favourite pooch now hit the global big time? 20 a century of london ladies Stunning original photographs of capital women 24 curse of the robot checkout Mark Palmer on the rise and rise of self-service tills 26 the day i clashed with lady blade… and lived to tell the tale Matt Warren finds the sword is mightier than the pen 29 a little of what you fancy Coo over our pick of the world’s most beautiful pigeons 32 the saga of ragnar erikson An original short story by Michael Morpurgo 64 i sang for katharine hepburn New York opera star Noah Stewart talks to Fiona Hicks children’s special 37 the inner-city fairy godmother Camila Batmanghelidjh on giving youth a chance 43 home help Magical furnishings for a child’s bedroom 44 small & beautiful Hugh St Clair shares designer secrets for styling bedrooms for young people regulars7theladyloves A selection of our favourite things 9 the lady almanac 13 my battle of hastings and coco’s corner 14 letters, the lady & i and cat on matt 23 the lady guide to modern manners 40 fashion: the new edwardians Street-style from 100 years ago inspires elegance today 48 food: something for the weekend Catherine Hill’s invaluable new cookbook for laid-back living 50 wines of the week Henry Jeffreys on Sauvignon Blanc 51 her indoors and horoscopes 52 garden plotting with Sarah Langton-Lockton 55 travel: Bargain deals at sun-drenched resorts 57 dr james le fanu advises and Sof McVeigh dispenses 58 reviews: books, radio, film, tv, theatre, art and music 76 puzzles from the past Pit your wits against these crosswords from The Lady archive 77 crossword For solvers 78 bridge For dealers 79 the ladygram Your favourite puzzle 80 quick crossword and su doku 82 first impressions q&a: sandra howard special offers 30 subscribe to the lady and receive a free six-month membership to the army & navy club 36 california & the golden west; europe’s finest river cruises; venice: classic and undiscovered; lake garda, venice and verona 77 cool jazz 3-cd collections; in search of the northern lights 78 buckingham palace tour and a night in a london hotel; the lady does dickens classifieds pages 66-75

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Cover stories u pudsey goes to hollywood. page 16 u original michael morpurgo short story. page 32 u brilliant new puzzles page. page 76 u how to deal with bossy officials. page 23 u win a jacket worth over £300. page 40 u time to ban the robot checkout. page 24 u how downton can revamp your wardrobe… page 40 u last-minute summer getaways. page 55