27 April 2010
Brimming with intelligent, practical and interesting features, The Lady magazine covers news, travel, cookery, health and gardening. Now edited by Maxine Frith, The Lady was first launched in 1885 and is published monthly, notorious over the years for its much loved classified advertisement section.
Independently run, The Lady was founded by Thomas Gibson Bowles, maternal grandfather of the Mitford sisters, who started The Lady upon his wife’s suggestion that a women’s magazine would prove popular. Since then, The Lady has remained within the same family and is now under the management of publisher, Ben Budworth.
In this issue:
Our feature about foreign climes and our personal recommendations for holidays in the future.
Acclaimed actress Sheila Hancock talks to Maureen Paton about her evil new role and why she refuses to be typecast as an older woman on the brink of death or disaster.
Gym memberships normally soar at this time of year but the new trend, particularly among women, is wild swimming. Our books columnist Maggie Alderson, a sun-loving Australian and self-confessed ‘wimp’ when it comes to taking the plunge, has embraced the joy of getting into the British sea in winter, and explains how it has boosted her health and wellbeing. In our Health Special we have expert tips for common problems using natural remedies.
Our critic Roderick Conway Morris recommends the best exhibitions to visit around the country. And if you want to beat the January blues, turn to our recipe section for some delicious chicken soups from around the world.