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Editor Sam Taylor Editor’s PA and Letters Tallulah Rushaya Books editor Juanita Coulson Cartoons editor Richard Ingrams Fashion James Crawford-Smith Editorial assistant Anna Price, Georgia Toffolo Creative director Lorna Wilson With thanks to Jayne Nelson, Grace O’Halloran Head of sales Andrea Taylor Classified sales manager Heath Lampkin Head of advertising production Kath Hanley Advertising production designer Kristy Barrett Head of marketing Nicolas Boize Circulation office manager Nadine Rooke Managing director Helen Robinson Publisher and Chief Executive Ben Budworth
Cover: Coco Chanel, Paris, 1936
C O V ER : g e t t y i mag e s
Dear Readers, How did Coco Chanel grow from a penniless orphan to a woman whose name became synonymous with style and fashion? Megan Hess’s graceful, fluid, illustrated story of Coco’s remarkable life is a captivating tribute to a woman who continues to inspire people across the world. qually captivating is biographer Helen Amy’s feature on the true story behind Jane Austen’s success. Would she have become quite so successful without help from her sister Cassandra? Most of us need help at some point in our lives of course and for those of us over 50, Dame Judi Dench and her friend Maggy Piggott have some inspiring words of wisdom and inspirational tips to celebrate living longer and living better.
‘ She grew from a penniless orphan to someone whose name is synonymous with style’
f we needed any more encouragement to get out there and embrace the world, then our life-affirming interview with the irrepressible Lulu is bound to lift even the bluest of moods. Does she mind about ageing? Not a jot. She is a fully paid up member of what she describes as the Can-Do Brigade. Don’t moan, carry on and get things done. Rather like Lady readers of course. As for romance? She has fallen in love – with an adorable Cockapoo puppy. We can’t wait to see the pictures. The dog in our exclusive Father Brown Mystery is a retriever but does he help the amateur sleuth solve the mystery? As with all of GK Chesterton’s brilliant stories of course, there are many twists and turns to keep you hooked. All you need to go with it is a nice cup of tea and a Posh Tart. Heaven…
ntil 19 July, best wishes Sam Taylor, Editor
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5 july 2019 The Lady