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D U F O R T ; national p ortrait galery ; da v id loftus ; claire takacs

The Lady established 1885 • No 64271



10 exclusive Keira Knightley

Cast as the lead in Colette, the actor tells Gabrielle Donnelly why she’s drawn to characters who challenge the norms 16 Are You Ever Too Posh For a Hand-me-Down? 26 exclusive Prue Leith

Great British Bake Off star tells us how she isn’t a very good cook, plus see her recipes on page 54 30 Love Poems (For Married People)

John Kenney’s tributes to the highs and lows of long-term relationships PLUS reader poetry competition 36 INTERVIEW Barbara Taylor

Bradford Richard Barber sits down with the queen of the sweeping saga 38 Why Should Older Girls Give Up hort Skirts? Liz Hodgkinson defends the right to get her legs out 42 The Glory of Gainsborough

A visual tribute to one of our finest portrait artists 50 Gardens Down Under 60 Fat Pets Slimmer of the Year

Meet the winners who gave up biscuits and shed nearly 3st! 64 How to Achieve Wellness Expert

Caroline Howd explains how to improve your life 68 What to do in 2019 From Kylie

Minogue at Hampton Court, to Sondheim’s Follies 74 Royalty and the Romanovs

Thomas Blaikie explores an imperial legacy, brought to life in two fascinating exhibitions

Holidays Special

80 Spa breaks 84 Holidays in Britain – from seaside to sleepy villages


GOGGLEBOX Her Indoors Mary Killen reflects on the importance of friends 25 Him ndoors Ivo Dawnay is still recovering from festive giving 29 The Diary of Miss Darcy Bustle

Our lovable office dog 29 Social Medea Cartoon strip 35 Horoscopes by Victor Olliver 41 The Lady Guide to Modern Manners with Thomas Blaikie 44 Interiors Dawnridge, California 49 Home Help with Hugh St Clair 49 The Baby Boomers! Cartoon Strip 57 Trainee Wino 58 The Lady Archive Recipes

From 1968: Hot Gammon 59 Him on the Farm by Robin Page 63 Fitness & Health Diana Moran 72 Books 76 Art and Film 78 Radio and TV 114 First Impressions Kevin Whately

Subscriptions Subscribe to The Lady magazine and receive some nourishing hand cream from Crabtree & Evelyn Page 34 contents


Bumper Puzzle Pages

104 The Ladygram Challenge

Win a luxury espresso set 107 Bridge 108 Cryptic Crossword 109 Quick Crossword 110 Quiz Solutions 111 Sudoku 112 Spot the Difference 113 Lewis Carroll’s devilishly difficult Syzygies

Regulars 6 The Lady Loves… A selection

Classifieds Holiday lets, positions vacant and much more From page 88

of our favourite things 8 Letters and The Lady & I 15 A Novel Idea Jane Green knows a skunk when she smells one 20 Fashion Country tweed




4 JANUARY 2019 The Lady


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