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Damian Lewis tells us how thrilling it is to be playing his hero Steve McQueen, and how much he loves his new home stereo! 16 How to Look Ageless Without looking like you’ve made an effort. Know your personal style and follow our timeless tips 22 Royal Blue Fashion PLUS

Essential Accessories 28 SIT! A riotous celebration of the the contestants as they battle to reduce their bulk and walk off with the coveted PDSA annual award The Lady established 1885 • No 64283

relationship between dogs and humans in exquisite drawings and poems 34 EXCLUSIVE The Eccentric Mr

Churchill From his beloved pet budgie, to his unorthodox underwear, Jacob F.Field reveals a raft of hugely entertaining facts about our greatest Briton 38 Drawing from Nature: Botanical

Painters Those who have achieved the highest accolade of all, a RHS gold medal 42 Summer at Buckingham Palace homas Blaikie discovers that visitors this season will be able to envison the interiors the way they were under Queen Victoria’s rule 64 Poisoning at the Opera!

lexander Campbell reveals that an opera stage is no place to be if you want to live until the final act 68 Chubby Pets Fit Club! We follow


15 A Novel Idea Jane Green 27 MARY FROM GOGGLEBOX

Her Indoors Mary Killen asks why treat all children the same? 27 Him Indoors Ivo Dawnay says don’t ask him to write a book 32 The Diary of Miss Darcy Bustle

Our lovable office dog and Social Medea Cartoon strip 41 Horoscopes by Victor Olliver 46 Him on the Farm by Robin Page 48 Home Help with Hugh St Clair 48 The Baby Boomers! Cartoon strip 50 Food Every Day is Saturday 53 Trainee Wino 54 Archive Recipes Birds’ Nest

Cookies from 1957 55 The Lady Guide to Modern

Manners with Thomas Blaikie 57 Fitness & Health Diana Moran 58 The art of Frances Hodgkins 60 Books 62 Theatre and Musical 66 TV and Radio 67 Film 114 First Impressions Brough Scott

Bumper Puzzle Pages

Pet Special

72 Rescue Animals Need Special

Love and Care 75 How to Keep your Pet Healthy 77 We revisit David, the 1,000th our favourite things 8 Letters and The Lady & I G e t t y i m a g e s ;

Guide Puppy for his first birthday 78 Lady Loves: Pets 80 Knit Your Own Dachshund! 84 Globetrotter Pet Friendly


Regulars 6 The Lady Loves… A selection of

104 The Ladygram Challenge

Win a Granite and Gorse Reed diffuser from Seasalt Cornwall 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 26





2 august 2019 The Lady


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