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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  |  July 2021  

Welcome to the July issue of the Oldie
Welcome to the July issue of the Oldie, crammed with sizzling summer reading.

Rachel Johnson sings the praises of the music at Boris Johnson's wedding.

Earl Spencer has just written a book on the White Ship, the greatest royal disaster in history. He writes about how he joined the expedition to find the original wreck, from 1120, on the Normandy seabed.

Adrian Greaves, the last living soldier to guard Albert Speer, reveals the secret Hitler's architect told him about Eva Braun.

Sasha Swire on the difficulties of being an MP's wife - and an MP's daughter.

Barry Humphries admits to suffering from stage fright.

And Downton Abbey producer, Gareth Neame, tells all about his family's film dynasty. His grandfather, Ronald Neame, directed The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. His father, Christopher Neame, worked with Graham Greene and Alec Guinness. And his great-grandmother was one of the first silent-movie stars.

PLUS: 32-page Oldie Review of Books; AN Wilson on Proust; Charlie Methven on the death of the playboy; and obsessive angler David Profumo on his top ten rivers

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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  • 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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