Published by Time Inc. (UK) Ltd Country Life, the quintessential English magazine, is undoubtedly one of the biggest and instantly recognisable brands in the UK today. It has a unique core mix of contemporary country-related editorial and top end property advertising. Editorially, the magazine comments in-depth on a wide variety of subjects, such as architecture, the arts, gardens and gardening, travel, the countryside, field-sports and wildlife. With renowned columnists and superb photography Country Life delivers the very best of British life every week.
Miss Henrietta Marney May Freeland • Henrietta works in communications for an independent estate agent in west London. She is engaged to Henry Giles, whom she will marry at St Mary’s Church, Kintbury, Berkshire, in July 2024, and is the daughter of Ian and Helen Freeland of Kintbury, Berkshire.
Gone, but not forgotten
Town & Country
Labour’s vision for rural Britain • We invited Sir Keir Starmer, Leader of the Opposition, to set out his ideas for the countryside
Town & Country Notebook
Letters to the Editor
We are what we eat, sadly
Are we sure we want safe spaces?
The way we were Photographs from the COUNTRY LIFE archive
My favourite painting Levison Wood
Attention: A Love Story • The rarest and purest form of generosity
Feudal splendours • Arundel Castle, West Sussex, part II The seat of the Duke of Norfolk, Earl Marshal In the second of two articles on this outstanding castle, John Martin Robinson describes the transformative representation of the Victorian interiors over the past three decades
Native breeds Boreray
All creatures great and wrong • Shakespeare feared hedgehogs, Pliny failed beaver anatomy and Keats could barely tell a squirrel from a pig. Some of our most exceptional minds had a surprisingly shaky relationship with wildlife, say Fiona Mathews and Tim Kendall
Those magnificent birds we never notice • That scrap of brown flying by may be a house sparrow, a dunnock or a skylark, birds so nondescript that they are lumped together in a single category. However, there’s more to ‘little brown jobs’ than meets the eye, says Tim Dee
Cutting it fine • Once an alternative to the traditional miniature, the silhouette- or 18th-century ‘selfie’–is now very much back in vogue and not to be snipped at, says Claire Jackson
Not your average Fiesta • As more than 150,000 fans of a bygone age of cars and fashion descend on Goodwood for its annual Revival, Octavia Pollock talks to the Duke of Richmond about 75 years of motorsport on his West Sussex estate
Soak in style • The latest fittings and furniture to add a touch of luxury to bath time, selected by Amelia Thorpe
The coast is clear • The buoyant Cornwall market offers a bit of everything for the country-house buyer, from spy novels to spectacular sea views
Cinders, you shall go to the (wrecking) ball • The threat of fire is never far from our heritage buildings. Lucy Denton weighs up what we can do to protect them and whether it’s worth rebuilding them at all…
London Life • Your indispensable guide to the capital
London Life Need to Know
Concrete results • John Betjeman admired Sir Denys Lasdun’s work, but The King disliked it, and opinion remains divided to this day. Either way, the man who viewed ‘buildings as landscape’ has left an indelible mark on London, says Carla Passino
Anything but square • There’s more to the Bloomsbury Group than squares, circles and triangles, says Rosemary Hill, who explores what drew its members to London’s WC1 in the first place and the lasting effect they had on it
Harmonic progression • The garden at West Lavington Manor, Wiltshire The home of Mr and Mrs...