This week’s is­sue

The Observer Magazine - - NEWS -

With its bright clear days and rich sat­is­fy­ing dishes, this is the time of year NIGEL SLATER rel­ishes the most. In this ex­clu­sive ex­tract from his lav­ish new cook­book, The Christ­mas Chron­i­cles, he gets ready for an au­tumn of feast­ing.

For decades HAREDI JEWS have lived in north­east Lon­don. But like so many they are now be­ing priced out of the cap­i­tal, so the com­mu­nity has moved to the un­likely lo­ca­tion of Can­vey Is­land. Joanne O’Con­nor heads to Es­sex to see how they are set­tling into their new home.

MATT LU­CAS went to­tally bald at the age of just six. He re­counts the trauma of los­ing his hair, but also how it shaped his fu­ture ca­reer as a co­me­dian. In This Much I Know JOUR­DAN DUNN talks about mod­el­ling, moth­er­hood and mus­tard; while Michael Odell re­lives the chance en­counter he had with NEL­SON MAN­DELA.

In FASH­ION we go west in blan­ket coats and shear­ling jack­ets. Nell Frizzell un­packs 30 years of Ikea home fur­nish­ings in DE­SIGN; and James Wong has a mes­sage about bot­tled plants in GAR­DENS. Martin Love has a retro rush in WHEELS; and Emma Cook has a fam­ily mutiny to deal with on a French boat­ing hol­i­day in TRAVEL. Fi­nally, MARIELLA FROSTRUP ad­vises a young man that he won’t in­herit his fa­ther’s wom­an­is­ing ways.

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