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Established 1885 • No 63996

features16playingaquartetDustinHoffmantalks to Simon Hattenstone about his role in a feel-good movie about a home for retired musicians 24 meet the (lovable) dogs of war What happened when Matt Warren got a little too close to the heroic military dogs serving in Afghanistan 28 lady Chatterley’s heroine Bernardine Bishop’s riveting account of the Lady Chatterley trial and how her new novel is set to be just as challenging 34 meet the guerrilla knitters The fuzzy street art that’s brightening up public places 38 the world’s greatest dolls’ house A little house-within-a-house that’s full of treasures 56 ‘retire? i’ll be writing raunChy novels when i’m 95’ Jackie Collins, queen of the bonkbuster, on her latest project to search for the next big name in racy fiction spotlight on retirement 59 Community spirit Moving to a retirement property doesn’t mean you have to compromise on housing quality, says Vanessa Berridge 65 home Comforts Options for elderly people who want to be cared for at home 71 village life Aspects to look for when choosing a residential care home regulars7theladyloves… A selection of our favourite things 9 the lady almanaC 13 my battle of hastings and bedford the Cat 14 letters, the lady and i, the lady on the wall 23 the lady guide to modern manners 33 her indoors and horosCopes 36 fashion: seeing blaCk & white Be chic in monochrome 41 home help Hugh St Clair illuminates on LED lighting 42 food: pot luCk Easy-to-make filling recipes 43 wines of the week Henry Jeffreys on wines from Portugal 45 dr James le fanu advises, plus my grandma’s remedies 46 garden plotting with Sarah Langton-Lockton 49 travel Wendy Gomersall on short breaks to help you keep all those New Year promises 50 reviews: books, radio, film, tv, theatre and danCe 84 the ladygram Your favourite puzzle 85 Crossword For solvers 86 the readergram 87 bridge For dealers 88 su doku and quiCk Crossword 90 first impressions q&a: miChael york special offers 20 subscribe to The Lady and receive a free pair of freshwater pearl earrings worth £29.99 32 The Lady invites you to discover the beauty of pearls 83 paris; bruges; dubrovnik and the dalmatian Coast; sicily 85 europe’s finest river cruises; California and the golden west 87 venice: Classic and undiscovered classifieds pages 72-82

18 January 2013

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Cover stories u dustin hoffman: me, maggie smith and mrs robinson. page 16 u double ladygram. pages 84 and 86 u Jackie Collins on Joan. page 56 u saving lady Chatterley. page 28 u shopping successfully. page 23 u afghan dispatch: the hero dogs. page 24 u one-pot recipes. page 42 u world-changing knitters. page 32 u the queen’s dolls’ house. page 38