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LETTER of the MONTH
MAGGIE BEER laughter Love, & loss • She’s known for her passion for food and joy for life, but 2020 has been heartbreaking for Maggie Beer. The beloved cook talks to Juliet Rieden about losing daughter Saskia, how the legacy of the pioneering farmer will live on, and the outpouring of kindness that has taken Maggie’s breath away.
“My girls have a new life” • It’s been two years since conjoined twins Nima and Dawa were separated by Australian doctors – and now, back at home, they’re flourishing. Samantha Trenoweth catches up with the little Bhutanese girls who stole the hearts of Australians.
MEET our FINALISTS • The Australian Women’s Weekly Veeda Women of the Future Awards celebrate bright, bold young women tackling big issues and changing lives. From climate change solutions to supporting domestic violence survivors, our finalists are an inspiration.
2020 Judges lunch • Leading Australian women from business and the media will select this year’s winner.
A love story for the ages • He’s the working-class lad who became a military hero and Governor-General. But Sir Peter Cosgrove couldn’t have done it without his Lynne. The soulmates talk to Juliet Rieden about love, family and a royal picnic.
Princess Playing Diana • Stepping into the beaded shoes of the 20th Century’s most controversial princess was a huge responsibility for The Crown’s new star Emma Corrin. She tells Juliet Rieden why she thinks Diana never really stood a chance.
RAISING BOYS • Boys today get a bad rap, and this year’s muck-up day controversies suggest it’s not always undeserved. Michael Sheather investigates the challenges of raising boys, and finds that with the right kind of support, they can grow up to become good men with good hearts.
Sue & Saroo BRIERLEY Heart of a lion • The extraordinary life of Saroo Brierley captured hearts around the world in the movie Lion, but very little has been known about his mother, Sue, until now. Samantha Trenoweth meets the ‘lioness’ whose fierce courage and unconditional love were forged in her own traumatic childhood.
BELARUS TO with LOVE • Amidst dead-of-night arrests, mysterious poisonings and mass protests in the streets, William Langley meets the savvy, new generation of female leaders risking their lives to bring freedom to Europe’s east.
All creatures & GREAT & small • When a pig called Edgar trotted into Pam Ahern’s world, life as she knew it changed forever. Tiffany Dunk reports.
My story We again meet ... • As an undergraduate, Aussie author Ceridwen Dovey won a scholarship to Harvard, and the subsequent five-year reunions have proved a chance to reflect and reminisce with old friends.
Nigella Ingredients, recipes & stories • This month we bring you an exclusive extract from Cook, eat, repeat – a delicious and delightful combination of recipes intertwined with narrative essays about food evocatively penned by Nigella Lawson.
A bake to remember • As our iconic Children’s Birthday Cake Book turns 40, Amanda reflects on the joy it’s brought her.
Happy ghosts of Christmas past • As 2020 sees many of our festive plans reimagined, Pat looks back at her Christmas columns over the decades, recalling simpler times.
The best gifts of 2020 • From stylish homewares and chic accessories to tech gadgets and kids’ toys, The Weekly has terrific gift ideas for the whole family. Start dropping hints now!
Christmas the Cocquerels with • The Weekly’s Style Director Mattie Cronan spends a leisurely day in the country with three generations of women...