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The Lady established 1885 • No 64267

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CONTENTS 10 Tutu Tales: Dame Darcey

Bussell From youngest-ever prima ballerina, to queen of Strictly Come Dancing, our dancing treasure talks to Maureen Paton 14 The Fantastic FANYs On the eve of the Armistice Centenary,

Melonie Clarke meets the allfemale Corps of the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry, with a history of outstanding heroism 30 Bring Back the Humble Hobby!

In praise of doing something for the sheer joy of it 34 Winston Churchill the Artist ritain’s most forceful statesman was also a prolific painter. Hugh St Clair explores his oeuvre 38 Equine Beauty Hossein Amirsadeghi explores our enduring relationship with horses 44 The Secret Life of Kensington

Palace Ahead of the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s birth, James Crawford-Smith reveals the history of the palace 48 EXCLUSIVE FICTION: The

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57 Trainee Wino 58 Him on the Farm with Robin Page 59 Home Help with Hugh St Clair 59 The Baby Boomers! Cartoon Strip 60 The Lady Archive Recipes Frothy RummyCoffee Custard from 1967 61 The Lady Guide To Modern

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Our lovable office dog 67 Social Medea Cartoon strip 72 Books 74 Opera and Film 76 Theatre and Musicals 78 Two-Week Previews TV & Radio 114 First Impressions John Sessions contents

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Manners with Thomas Blaikie 62 Globetrotter Southern Ireland 65 Fitness &Wellbeing Diana Moran 67 The Diary of Miss Darcy Bustle

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Visiting Fairy Short Story 68 The Wonder of Wordsworth’s

Sister Dorothy Wordsworth climbed a mountain in a frock and bonnet. Felicity Day tells her story Regulars 6 The Lady Loves… A selection of our favourite things 8 Letters and The Lady & I 21 ANovel Idea Jane can’t help fretting that knitting isn’t very ‘cool’ 22 Fashion Terrific Tartan 26 Gardening HRH The Prince of

Wales pays tribute to two of his favourite gardeners 33 MARY FROM GOGGLEBOX

Her Indoors Mary Killen on home working 33 Him Indoors Ivo Dawnay on the power struggle of family finance 42 Horoscopes by Victor Olliver 54 Food Learn to be a better cook

Bumper Puzzle Pages 104 The Double Ladygram

Challenge 107 Bridge 108 Cryptic Crossword 109 Quick Crossword 110 Quiz Solutions 111 Sudoku 112 Spot The Difference 113 New Quiz: Lewis Carroll’s devilishly difficult Syzygies

Win Win a Bettys Gift Hamper Page 104

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with Rosemary Shrager’s new book

Christmas Gift Guide 81 Mail Order Your Christmas 83 Mail Order Gift Guide 86 Hampers 89 Food and Drink

Classifieds Holiday lets, positions vacant and much more From page 90

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