THE LADY established 1885 • No 6412

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Features 12 Robert Lindsay The actor tells us about

his glittering career and why he decided to take on a new musical 26 Great Lives

Vita Sackville-West led a scandalous life but also left us the glorious

garden at Sissinghurst 30 Exceptional Exbury

We meet the garden designer who also runs the family estate 34 Prince of Prints The fabulous fashions

of Emilio Pucci are celebrated in a new book 38 Murder Most Foul?

Best-selling author Anne Penketh explores why we love crime dramas 44 One-pot Wonders Delicious recipes that

couldn’t be simpler 53 Travel

Great British walking routes to try when lockdown is lifted 63 Menopause Special

Three women tell us what worked best to relieve the symptoms 87 Competition

Win a luxury break with your dog in the Yorkshire Dales

Regulars 6 Lady Loves...

Hello, yellow! 8 Her Indoors

Mary Killen 10 Letters 18 The Debate

Should the Elgin Marbles be returned? 20 Modern Manners Thomas Blaikie 23 The Curmudgeon Things that are definitely

40 Him on the Farm

Robin Page 42 Gardener’s Diary Ciar Byrne 48 Notes from a Kitchen

Sue Bailey 50 Ivo Uncorked Latin-American cocktails 58 Fashion

Spring out of lockdown 60 Beauty

Armand Beasley 68 Health & Wellbeing Stephanie Unthank 100 Horoscopes Victor Olliver 114 First Impressions Janina Ramirez

Reviews 74 Bookshelf The best new reads 77 Books of Life

Maggie Alderson 78 Art

Meet the portrait artist Francesca Currie 80 Art

Great graphic works by the Pre-Raphaelites 84 Films Jason Solomons 85 Radio Louis Barfe 86 Television

Emily Ross

Puzzles 101 Wordsearch and

Codebreaker 102 The Ladygram

Challenge Win the hilarious Taskmaster board game 106 Crosswords 110 Spot the Difference 111 Bridge 112 Solutions

Classifieds 88 Holiday lets, positions

vacant and much more


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not on my ‘bucket list’ 24 Liz Hodgkinson Real letters are so much

better than emails

Subscriptions 72 Subscribe and receive

a lovely leather gift set