Among this month’s contributors
Sophia Money-coutts (p28) spent five years studying the aristocracy at Tatler. She writes the Modern Manners column in the Sunday Telegraph. She and her mother are thrilled about her Oldie debut.
Paul Barnes (p24) used to make films, including a 1968 film on the last days of the steam age. He later became a writer and presenter for the BBC, Granada, ATV and Anglia.
Mathew Norman (p36) drifted into journalism after failing the Law Society’s solicitors’ final examination by the widest margin in history. He’s the chief film critic of the Evening Standard and a political columnist for the Independent. He’s often written about the hypochondria he’s suffered from since he convinced himself (though no one with a formal medical qualification), aged twenty, he was in the final stages of congenital heart failure.