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The Idler #95

148 x 210 mm, 160 pages
London, UK
Editor: Tom Hodgkinson
Art director: Alice Smith
Cover: Michael Dunbabin

A bimonthly magazine helping readers ‘to lead more fulfilled lives’ through idleness.

Cover stars Giles Wood and Mary Killen are excellent role models for leading the quintessential Idler life: artists and avid telly-watchers, they star in the programme Gogglebox, maintain a wild garden, and generally pass the time. 

Find inside an extensive interview with Giles and Mary, plus an essay on the benefits of anger as inspired by early monks, singing the praises of Edith Wharton, and the miniature library of Queen Mary's Dolls' House. 

On the Journal:
‘Tom Hodgkinson launched The Idler in 1993 as a celebration of loafing, taking the name from a 1758 essay by Dr Johnson… ‘Every man is, or hopes to be, an idler.’ 

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