In this issue of The Lady : Dear Readers,
How did Coco Chanel grow from a penniless orphan to a woman whose name became synonymous with style and fashion? Megan Hess’s graceful, fluid, illustrated story of Coco’s remarkable life is a captivating tribute to a woman who continues to inspire people across the world.
Equally captivating is biographer Helen Amy’s feature on the true
story behind Jane Austen’s success. Would she have become quite
so successful without help from her sister Cassandra? Most of us need
help at some point in our lives of course and for those of us over 50,
Dame Judi Dench and her friend Maggy Piggott have some inspiring
words of wisdom and inspirational tips to celebrate living longer and living better. If we needed any more encouragement to get out there and embrace the world, then our life-affirming interview with the irrepressible
Lulu is bound to lift even the bluest of moods. Does she mind about
ageing? Not a jot. She is a fully paid up member of what she describes
as the Can-Do Brigade. Don’t moan, carry on and get things done.
Rather like Lady readers of course. As for romance? She has fallen
in love – with an adorable Cockapoo puppy. We can’t wait to see the
pictures. The dog in our exclusive Father Brown Mystery is a retriever
but does he help the amateur sleuth solve the mystery? As with all of
GK Chesterton’s brilliant stories of course, there are many twists and
turns to keep you hooked. All you need to go with it is a nice cup of tea
and a Posh Tart. Heaven…
Until 19 July,
Sam Taylor, Editor
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