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THE LADY established 1885 • No 6408


Features 12 Elaine Paige The singer tells us about her life and why she can’t wait for panto season 26 Great Lives

24 Liz Hodgkinson I’m so going to miss

Christmas parties 46 Gardener’s Diary Ciar Byrne 48 Him on the Farm

The enduring influence of John Lennon 30 The Big Art Quiz

Roderick Conway Morris tests your knowledge 34 The Christmas Robot

Robin Page 46 Notes from a Kitchen

Sue Bailey 56 Ivo Uncorked Christmas cheers! 64 Fashion

A seasonal short story by Maggie Alderson 38 Heroes & Heroines

We celebrate the people who have inspired us during the covid crisis 42 Festive treats

Christmas biscuits from around the world 51 Competition Win a luxury two-day break for two at Tewkesbury Park hotel 52 Delia’s Christmas

Great festive recipes from our favourite cook 58 Travel

Brilliant countryside breaks for Christmas 63 Competition

Win a choice of comfy Barbour jackets 70 Cold comfort

How to keep your mind and body healthy during the winter months 93 The Gift of Giving

Our guide to respite care and charitable giving

Regulars 6 Lady Loves...

Gorgeous gold 8 Her Indoors

Mary Killen 10 Letters 18 The Debate

Is it worth making New Year resolutions? 20 Modern Manners Thomas Blaikie 22 The Curmudgeon What I love most about the festive season

Seasonal sparkles 68 Beauty

Armand Beasley 75 Health & Wellbeing Stephanie Unthank 122 Horoscopes Victor Olliver 138 First Impressions Aled Jones

Reviews 76 Bookshelf The best new reads plus books of the year 81 Books of Life

Maggie Alderson 82 Art

How JMW Turner captured the new industrial age 86 Television 87 Theatre 88 Films 89 Radio

Puzzles 125 Wordsearch and

Codebreaker 126 The Ladygram

Challenge Win a copper bangle 130 Crosswords 134 Spot the Difference 135 Bridge 136 Solutions

Classifieds 109 Holiday lets, positions vacant and much more

Subscriptions 90 Subscribe and receive a free gift of Develdas Valentino chocolates






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