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The Oldie Magazine

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Ageless, timeless and free of retirement advice, for nearly 30 years, The Oldie has offered its loyal readership a light-hearted alternative to a press obsessed with youth and celebrity. With over 100 pages in every issue, The Oldie is packed with funny cartoons and free-thinking and intelligent articles covering a wide range of topics – from gardening and books to travel, arts, entertainment, and so much more.

Whether you’re interested in keeping up to date with modern culture, getting the latest travel recommendations, book reviews on classic and current titles, or you’re simply looking for a good laugh; then The Oldie is a monthly must-read for you. 

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The Oldie  |  August 2021  

Welcome to the August issue of the Oldie, blissful reading on a steamy summer's day.

Madeline Smith recalls her co-star Alec Guiness. He was gossipy, nervous and greedy - but he was a genius.

Fifty years ago, a groggy Barry Humphries stopped drinking and said goodbye to embarrassment, misery and putting his hand on the wrong knee.

Rachel Johnson, once known as Radio Rachel, has stopped gossiping, now her brother is PM.

Garry Dickens delights in the Mini Cooper as the lovely little car turns 60.

Elisabeth Leigh remembers her friend, a Glaswegian bagman for the Philadelphia Mafia.

The diary celebrates the new collection of poems by Roger McGough, presenter of Radio 4's Poetry Please.

Valerie Pakenham on the ancient kingdom of Meath.

PLUS: David Horspool on the rise of Oliver Cromwell; Simon Hemelryk on the enduring appeal of Felicity Kendal as she turns 75; Roy Strong explains why he loves moving house; AND Frances Wilson on Anne Theroux's memoir about the end of her marriage.

First published in 1992 and created by ex-Private Eye Richard Ingrams, The Oldie has been Britain’s funniest magazine for nearly 30 years. Each issue is packed with 100-148 pages of non-stop wit and eclecticism alongside the very best cartoons in the country.       

The Oldie is your go-to destination for all the latest happenings in theatre, art, gardening, music, television, travel and more. Enjoy regular features such as The Oldie review of books, a quarterly supplement rounding up the best 50 books or the new travel section with top recommendations from readers, as well as Lucinda Lambton’s hidden gems of Britain. Each issue is bursting with quick-witted articles covering a diverse range of topics written by some of the world’s best columnists, including Gyles Brandreth, Virginia Ironside, Mary Kenny, Giles Wood and Matthew Norman.

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  • The Oldie Review of Books – a quarterly supplement rounding up the best 50 books
  • Discover a diverse range of topics, including theatre, art, television, gardening, travel, media and more 
  • Have a laugh with the funniest cartoons in the country brought to you by the best British and American cartoonists
  • More than 100 pages of fun, wit and eclecticism from the world’s best columnists
  • Enjoy regular crosswords or sudoku and the latest competitions 
  • Published 13 times a year
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