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features16100THINGSTO MAKE All WOMEN fEEl PROUD A glorious celebration of women’s achievements 20 HOUSEWORK cAN’T KIll yOU… bUT WHy RISK IT? An exclusive interview with the late, great, Phyllis Diller 26 My DAy ON THE WHAlE TRAIl As an amateur photographer captures a humpback whale on camera, Matt Warren remembers his own encounter 28 THE blETcHlEy cIRclE… A lADIES’ DETEcTIvE AGENcy The stars of a new TV thriller relish their roles as the codebreaking heroines who turn their talents to sleuthing 31 WHAT AN ENIGMA Melonie Clarke applauds the code breakers at Bletchley Park 34 HOlIDAyS? THEy’RE HEll! VG Lee is off to sunny Spain for the ‘annual nightmare’ 36 ‘THE qUEEN IS bEyOND fASHION’ Behind the scenes at the Queen’s glovemaker 58 zOMbIES, zIMMER fRAMES… AND THE GOOD lIfE Richard Briers on appearing in a new British comedy horror interiors special 6 THE lADy lOvES… Interiors 47 DESIGNS Of THE WORlD Hugh St Clair celebrates Britain’s best designers and crafts people 51 THE bEST Of bRITISH DESIGN Highlights of, and events around, this year’s London Design Festival regulars9THElADyAlMANAc12HERINDOORSANDHOROScOPES13MybATTlEOfHASTINGSANDcAT ON MATT 14 lETTERS AND THE lADy & I 24 THE lADy GUIDE TO MODERN MANNERS 38 fOOD: THE HAIRy DIETERS Cuddly TV chefs Dave Myers and Si King on their new cookbook 40 WINES Of THE WEEK Henry Jeffreys on Italian wines 41 DR jAMES lE fANU advises and Sof McVeigh dispenses 42 GARDEN PlOTTING with Sarah Langton-Lockton 45 TRAvEl: Holidays to help you brush up your culinary skills 52 REvIEWS: bOOKS, RADIO, fIlM, Tv, THEATRE, ART AND MUSIc 68 PUzzlES fROM THE PAST Crossword from The Lady archive 69 cROSSWORD For solvers 70 bRIDGE For dealers 71 THE lADyGRAM Your favourite puzzle 72 SU DOKU and qUIcK cROSSWORD 74 fIRST IMPRESSIONS q&A: HOWARD jAcObSON

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Cover stories u celebrating women: 100 reasons why you are great. Page 16 u Richard briers. Page 58 u Interiors special. Pages 6, 47 and 51 u Meet the queen’s glovemaker. Page 36 u Pages of jobs and holiday lets. Pages 60 to 67 u bletchley circle: The new lady detectives. Page 28 u The best cooking courses. Page 45 u Phyllis Diller: The last interview. Page 20

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