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In this issue

● The Oldie has been dubbed ‘Private Eye for grown-ups’ and is read by intelligent people who are fed up with the formulaic nature of the celebrity-obsessed national press
● As well as having a lively reviews section, The Oldie is packed with the very best cartoons
● The Oldie is published every four weeks and has 92–122 pages. Every quarter we publish The Oldie Review of Books with the main magazine, as well as a foreign travel supplement in January, a UK travel supplement in March, a Christmas Gift Guide in November and a cartoon calendar

Dear Papa – cook, musician, Oldie editor

My father, Alexander Chancellor, former editor of The Oldie, would have turned 80 this year.

2 mins

Bond, Uncle Bond

As the 25th Bond film comes out, Kate Grimond remembers Ian Fleming – her prescient, funny, diffident uncle

4 mins

Shaken, not stirred, by 007

And Mary Clive recalls a disastrous 1938 holiday in Capri with a sunburnt Fleming

Shaken, not stirred, by 007

6 mins

From the '20s smart set...

As Belgravia begins on TV, Simon Williams recalls the London of Upstairs, Downstairs

From the '20s smart set...

3 mins

...To the private jet set

While Eleanor Doughty tours modern Belgravia, home to international plutocrats

...To the private jet set

4 mins

Death of De'Ath

Melvyn Bragg, who worked at the BBC with Wilfred in the ’60s, was saddened by his fall from grace – and kept him solvent in later years

Death of De'Ath

3 mins

War correspondence

Roger Mortimer (1909-91), later the Sunday Times racing correspondent and author of the Dear Lupin letters, was captured by the Germans in Belgium in 1940. For five years, he was incarcerated in four different prisoner-of-war camps. There he wrote a series of charming letters to Peggy Dunne, an old friend

War correspondence

5 mins

Cub reporters

School magazines trained writers – from Philip Larkin to Harold Pinter – since 1786 but they’re now in decline, says Arnold Harvey

3 mins

Farewell to the full Monty

Michael Palin mourns Terry Jones, his fellow Python, and tells Harry Mount about his own brush with the Grim Reaper

Farewell to the full Monty

8 mins

Don't Be Grumpy – Be Happy

As we get older, it’s easy to whinge and scowl, says Lucy Deedes. Much better to avoid confrontation, smile and accept life’s little let-downs

Don't Be Grumpy – Be Happy

4 mins

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The Oldie Magazine Description:

PublisherOldie Publications Ltd

CategoryCulture

LanguageEnglish

Frequency13 Issues/Year

The idea for the Oldie was conceived by Richard Ingrams, who was the editor for 22 years, and Alexander Chancellor.
● The Oldie is 23 years old this year. It is not a retirement magazine but an irreverent humorous magazine packed with great writing. 92% of our readers state ‘reading’ as their number one hobby
● The Oldie has been dubbed ‘Private Eye for grown-ups’ and is read by intelligent people who are fed up with the formulaic nature of the celebrity-obsessed national press
● As well as having a lively reviews section, The Oldie is packed with the very best cartoons
● The Oldie is published every four weeks and has 92–122 pages. Every quarter we publish The Oldie Review of Books with the main magazine, as well as a foreign travel supplement in January, a UK travel supplement in March, a Christmas Gift Guide in November and a cartoon calendar

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