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THE LADY established 1885 • No 6407


Features 12 Jilly Cooper The writer tells us about a new collection of her journalism and why she’s loving lockdown 26 Competition Win a luxury weekend

22 Liz Hodgkinson Why the music of my youth is still the best 40 Gardener’s Diary Ciar Byrne 42 Him on the Farm

Robin Page 50 Notes from a Kitchen cruise through the Lower Severn Vale 27 Changing Times

How the trial of Lady Chatterley’s Lover marked the start of the Swinging Sixties 30 Esther Rantzen

Why the TV presenter and relentless charity campaigner is determined to take things easier 34 Floral and Fabulous How gardens inspired

Christian Dior’s fashion designs and perfumes 44 The Year on a Plate

Seasonal recipes for all occasions by food writer Claire Thomson 52 Travel

Follow in the footsteps of your literary heroes and heroines in some of Britain’s best landscapes 63 Christmas Gift Guide

Eight pages of great ideas for what to get your family, friends and pets 80 Superfood Special

Our guide to the foods that will give your brain and body a boost

Regulars 6 Lady Loves...

Berry, berry nice 8 Her Indoors

Mary Killen 10 Letters 16 The Debate

Should we stop Bonfire Night celebrations? 18 Modern Manners Thomas Blaikie 21 The Curmudgeon Who’s more vain –

women or men?

Sue Bailey 51 Ivo Uncorked

The best wine guide, ever! 76 Fashion

Checks, mate 78 Beauty

Armand Beasley 84 Health & Wellbeing Stephanie Unthank 108 Horoscopes Victor Olliver 122 First Impressions Barbara Dickson

Reviews 86 Bookshelf The best new reads 90 Books of Life

Maggie Alderson 92 Art

Celebrating 600 years of Brunelleschi’s famous dome in Florence 94 Television Emily Ross 95 Radio Louis Barfe

Puzzles 109 Wordsearch and

Codebreaker 110 The Ladygram

Challenge Win a beautiful boxed skincare set 114 Crosswords 118 Spot the Difference 119 Bridge 120 Solutions

Classifieds 96 Holiday lets, positions vacant and much more

Subscriptions 91 Subscribe and receive a free gift of Develdas Valentino chocolates









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