6th March 2015 : Page 1

The Lady March 06, 2015 00:00

In this issue of The Lady : A few months ago, the author, playwright and President of the
Brontë Society, Bonnie Greer, was a guest speaker at one of our much-loved literary lunches. She was there to talk about her memoir A Parallel Life, and our readers loved her. In fact, she was bombarded with questions afterwards.

Fortunately, she is also a big fan of The Lady, which is why she has written for us on the tricky topic of ‘mature style’ – think Mary Berry and Charlotte Rampling, Sophie Wessex and Michelle Obama. Forget the fickle fashions of youth, she argues on page 22, there’s a time in every woman’s life when she can finally give up dressing for other people, truly personalise her wardrobe and, perhaps most importantly, have an awful lot of fun doing it.
Between you and me, I’m currently trying to adapt her philosophy
for the chaps. As Mother’s Day approaches, we also have something of a family theme running through the issue. There’s the remarkable tale of Theresa May’s grandmothers, who both worked as domestic
staff (very The Lady); Flic Everett offers a humorous new-granny
survival guide; and, inspired by Julie Walters’ new drama series
Indian Summers, a reader shares her father’s wartime account of
his adventures in Britain’s Indian summer capital, Simla.
And if all that wears you out, we have an expert’s guide to getting
the perfect night’s sleep, too. Trust me: it works.
Until next time,

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