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Established 1885 • No 63990

features14Whoisthereal queen? Two spectacular new exhibitions show Her Majesty at her most vivid, her most iconic and also at her most private 20 the king penguin & i Sir David Attenborough observes a penguin growing up 24 the risk assessment read ‘he may die’ Why scaring Blue Peter presenters made captivating TV 28 hoW to dance… Extraordinary rules of the ballroom from Jane Austen’s day 30 ‘fashion is the buzz for the season – style is a Way of life’ Caroline Charles celebrates 50 years in the business 32 farmhouse chic Country residences that cleverly blend old with new

Christmas present special 46 for him What to buy for the man in your life 49 stocking fillers Little extras to delight friends and family 51 outsiders Perfect gifts for outdoor types 52 food lovers From a musical glass to a macaroon kit



62 the lady literary lunch Join us for this popular event at the Cavalry and Guards Club 63 hoW to Write a murder mystery Jacqueline Winspear reveals her writer’s secrets regulars7theladyalmanac 11 my battle of hastings and poem by sir patrick moore 12 letters, the lady and i and the lady on the Wall 19 her indoors and horoscopes 27 the lady guide to modern manners 35 home help Hugh St Clair on choosing furnishing fabrics 36 food: cook your oWn christmas presents In a new book, garden produce and herbs are used to make presents 38 Wines of the Week Henry Jeffreys on books about wine 39 dr James le fanu advises and Sof McVeigh dispenses 40 garden plotting with Sarah Langton-Lockton 43 travel: Wendy Gomersall suggests a gift of travel 56 revieWs: books, radio, film, tv, theatre and art 75 crossWord For solvers 76 from the archive Keith Parker’s original Ladygram 78 the ladygram Your favourite puzzle 79 bridge For dealers 80 su doku and quick crossWord 82 first impressions q&a: sandi toksvig special offers 18 discover the beauty of pearls at coleman douglas pearls 22 subscribe to The Lady and receive a free chatsworth plum pudding 44 The Lady calendar and tea towel 75 monarch of the glen dvd box set 79 daylight lamps; electric hot water bottle classifieds pages 64-74

4 May 2010

4 May 2010

23 November 2012

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Cover stories u Who is the real queen? page 14 u surprising sir david attenborough. page 20 u glorious gift guide. from page 45 u sandi toksvig speaks out. page 82 u dancing with Jane austen. page 28 u cook your own presents. page 36 u bonus ladygram. page 76