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  • Best Of British Magazine
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    Best of British is the UK’s premier nostalgia magazine covering every aspect of life from the 1930s to today.

    Each issue encourages you to:

    • Explore readers’ own recollections and memories in our Yesterday Remembered section
    • Discover more about days gone past with stories on everything from vintage transport to great Britons and from Christmas traditions to great days out
    • Enjoy regular reader favourites such as Treasures in the Attic, 1940s Post, Postcard from… and of course our Puzzle Page and Crossword

    We hope you like reading our magazine as much as we love compiling it. In the meantime here is this month’s letter from our Editor, Simon Stabler

    Taken With Michael
    Michael Palin is a hard man to pin down. Not because he’s slippery like a politician or a character played by Eric Idle, but because he’s a very busy man.

    What’s he been doing? According to Russia’s Ministry of Culture, he’s been part of “a western plot to destabilise Russia by causing rifts in society” by playing Molotov in the very funny film The Death of Stalin. Plus he’s currently writing a book on HMS Erebus, the recently recovered ship that went missing during Franklin’s 1845 expedition to the Northwest Passage.

    I’d never heard of the ship but Michael’s enthusiasm for the subject is infectious and, like his travel writing, the book is certain to hit the bestseller lists when it’s published later this year. I have Barry Cryer to thank for making Michael aware of this magazine. The two have been friends since the days of The Frost Report and Barry has been singing BoB’s praises; or to quote Michael, Baz “nobbled” him into agreeing to an interview. I’ve wanted to write the cover feature for some time, so I hope that you enjoy reading it as much as I did researching it.

    As well as Michael’s 75th birthday, May also sees the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. To mark the occasion, we look at earlier royal weddings that took over the television schedules, along with some of the memorabilia that has been produced to commemorate these and other royal celebrations.

    Maybe you own some of the items in our feature or have something even rarer in your collection? If so, please do write in and tell us about it. Don’t forget to send photographs of you and your collection. We’d be delighted to see them.

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