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:
One woman who has turned cleaning into a career, under the soubriquet Mrs Hinch, is Sophie Hinchliffe. Maureen Paton explains her huge popularity.
Maggie Alderson comes clean about her own de-cluttering challenge.
Dame Judi Dench talks about overcoming rejection at an early age, playing royalty and finally landing her dream comedy role. *Roderick Conway Morris celebrates a fascinating art exhibition focused on the beauty of the Arctic.
Ivo Dawnay looks back at the life and loves of the late Sir Sean Connery.
Gizzi Erskine’s latest book, Restore, is featured in our food section.
Our guide to seasonal affective disorder will tell you how to identify the symptoms and how to cope with it.
Ciar Byrne’s wonderful interview with gardening guru Graham Gough, the founder of Marchants Hardy Plants in Sussex.