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NTENTS Features 10 EXCLUSIVE Ben Fogle and his

Mother Julia Foster speak to Susan Griffin about dogs, school and the fragility of life 16 Winter Wedding Fashion 22 Poems for Cats Poetic tributes to man’s feline friend. PLUS, our Reader Poetry Competition 28 Downstairs Heroines Maureen

Paton pays tribute to Thomas Coram’s Foundling legacy and the ordinary women who changed young lives 32 Still Fascinating AIDA Onethird of the jolly singing trio, Liza Pulman talks to Richard Barber about survival 65 Reduce Your Risk of Dementia

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Sir Muir Grey shares his advice on maintaining your mental health Regulars 6 The Lady Loves… A selection of our favourite things 8 Letters and The Lady & I 15 A Novel Idea Jane wonders how famous is too famous 27 MARYFROMGOGGLEBOX

Her Indoors Mary Killen extols making every day count 27 Him Indoors Ivo Dawnay ponders the pitfalls of guilt by association 35 The Diary of Miss Darcy Bustle ur lovable office dog! 35 Social Medea Cartoon strip 36 House Design for a Cozy Life 39 Home Help with Hugh St Clair 39 The Baby Boomers! Cartoon strip 40 Gardening Christopher Woods takes us on a botanical tour of the world’s best new gardens 45 The Lady Guide to Modern

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49 Trainee Wino 50 The Lady Archive Recipes

Scone Ring from 1967 51 Him on the Farm with Robin Page 53 Two-Week Horoscopes by Victor Olliver 54 Books 56 Theatre and Film 58 Theatre and Art 60 Two-Week Previews TV and Radio 69 Fitness & Wellbeing Diana Moran 86 The Globetrotter Christmas and New Year breaks 114 First Impressions

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Bumper Puzzle Pages 104 The Ladygram 107 Double Bridge 108 Double Cryptic Crossword 109 Double Quick Crossword 110 Quiz Solutions 111 Double Sudoku 112 Spot the Difference 113 New Quiz:

Lewis Carroll’s Syzygies

Manners with Thomas Blaikie 46 Food Reese Witherspoon’s

Charities Special 71 What Kind of Charity Are You? Your own interests can help you choose a charity to donate to 77 Help the Environment Protect our planet and its wildlife 81 Different Ways to Give What are the best ways to give to charity? 83 Lady Loves Charity products 84 Charity Directory

Win A poetry book and a chance to have your original poem about cats published in The Lady. Page 25 Classifieds Holiday lets, positions vacant and much more. From page 90

Subscriptions Subscribe to The Lady magazine and receive a stylish cross-body bag. Page 89

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