The Idler 64

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The Idler 64

The Idler has become a bit of a favourite here over the last few months so we are very pleased to get issue 64 onto the shop. Brett Anderson, the Suede frontman, broods on the front cover and inside we get to read about his life before stardom. As exciting (for us at least) are the eight pages dedicated to finding the right pair of pyjamas. In fact we’d challenge you not to find something fascinating in this issue subjects include – sheds, The Ritz, Dickensian recipes, beer, silicon valley, art, books, music…. Told you. We have limited copies so don’t dawdle.

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Inspired by the great Dr Johnson, who was both very brilliant and very lazy, I launched the Idler magazine back in 1993. I wanted to celebrate the art of doing nothing and to remind people of the importance of contemplation, creativity and loa ng about. Too many of us toil for no purpose.


Both inspiring and useful, the Idler is a magazine for the free spirits of the world. It appears six times a year and offers a bumper 156–180 pages of articles and interviews. You’ll nd much to laugh at and much to help you in the search for the good life.


Regulars include our books roundup, “Idle Home” feature, Modern Toss cartoons, Tim Richardson’s art âneur column, pieces on idle travel, beer, beekeeping and astronomy, and “How I Live”, inspiring stories from people who have quit the nine to ve to pursue what they really want to do. Contributors include Michael Palin, Sally Phillips, Tim Lott, Mark Vernon, Virginia Ironside, Rowley Leigh and Murray Lachlan Young.              


The Idler is a cheering read and is beautifully art directed by illustrator Alice Smith. So study the art of good living, and join the growing and merry club of Idler readers.                                               


Tom Hodgkinson, Editor