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The Lady established 1885 • No 64282

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10 EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

Benedict Cumberbatch Tells us that his desire for success is driven by love for his family 20 Blue Rinse Brigade? Never!

iz Hodgkinson rallies to be rid of belittling older generations 24 In Praise of the wrac In their centenary year, we honour the generations of brave, bold (and sometimes batty) women in the army 30 EXCLUSIVE Dreams Expert

Theresa Cheung asks Where do they lead you? And why? 34 Long to Rain Over Us The true life tale of HM The Queen’s famous brolly! 37 The secret life of Sherlock Holmes ittle known details of the nation’s favourite super sleuth 40 EXCLUSIVE FATHER BROWN

MYSTERY The Oracle of the Dog Concluding part of this gripping story by GK Chesterton 50 Britain’s Best Beaches From rugged Scottish shores to classic sandy bays, Anna Price picks our favourite spots l am y ;

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Regulars 6 The Lady Loves… A selection of our favourite things 8 Letters and The Lady & I 15 A Novel Idea Jane Green 16 Fashion Perfect Prints 23 MARY FROM GOGGLEBOX

Her Indoors Mary Killen wants to help the disadvantaged in society 23 Him Indoors Ivo Dawnay tries to get a free ride on a train 29 The Diary of Miss Darcy Bustle

Our lovable office dog 29 Social Medea Cartoon strip 47 Horoscopes by Victor Olliver

Al Fresco Special

77 Al Fresco Living Live your best outdoors life this summer 84 Globetrotter Late breaks

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56 Posh Gardens Paradise and Plenty at the Rothschild Family Garden 60 House On the Market Properties with Pools 63 Home Help with Hugh St Clair 63 The Baby Boomers! Cartoon strip 65 Him on the Farm by Robin Page 66 Food Perfect Picnics 69 Trainee Wino 70 Archive Recipes 71 The Lady Guide to Modern

Manners with Thomas Blaikie 72 Books 74 TV and Radio 75 Film 76 Art and Theatre and Musical 85 Fitness & Health Diana Moran 84 Globetrotter Late Breaks 114 First Impressions

Actress Josie Lawrence

Bumper Puzzle Pages

104 The Ladygram Challenge

Win a Biscuiteers luxury tin of ‘Iced Lolly’ biscuits 107 Bridge 108 Cryptic Crossword 109 Quick Crossword 110 Quiz Solutions 111 Sudoku 112 Spot the Difference 113 Lewis Carroll’s Syzygies

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

Subscriptions Subscribe to The Lady magazine and receive luxury cleansers and balms from Woods of Windsor Page 86

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