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.
Wright on time • Frank Lloyd Wright’s visionary creations brought American architecture to the forefront. Agnes Stamp rounds up iconic residences for sale looking for their next guardian
Miss Francesca Beaumont and Miss Sian Haley • Francesca and Sian are the co-founders and directors of My Best Friend’s Wardrobe. Francesca is the daughter of Nigel Beaumont of Shaftesbury, Dorset, and Nicola West of Rudgwick, West Sussex, and Sian is the daughter of Anita Haley of Frinton-on-Sea, Essex, and the late Alan Haley.
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My favourite painting Sholto Kynoch • Winter Landscape by Caspar David Friedrich
Loved to life • Shilstone House, Devon The home of Sebastian and Lucy FenwickWork to a new drawing room in the Jacobean style brings to completion the remarkable rebirth of a Devon country house, as John Goodall reports
Here’s one I trained earlier • Any gun who’s ever looked enviously at a neighbour’s dog sitting patiently on the peg, as their own over-excited charge lunges on its lead, may want to consider buying a pre-trained gundog, advises Katy Birchall
And the beat goes on • Wrestling through brambles or wading through sodden cover crops are all in a day’s work for beaters. Essential to the success of a shoot day, they also often have the best fun, enthuses retired gamekeeper Simon Lester
The need for tweed • Given the chance create his very own ‘estate’ Harris tweed, David Profumo knocks at the door of Donald John Mackay, the Hebridean weaver who has changed an entire industry
Under pressure • Barometers and altimeters have saved thousands of lives since their invention, although their occasionally inaccurate predictions have caused tempers to flare, observes Charles Harris
You’ve got to roll with it • Incorrectly considered a pest, the woodlouse–a land-based crustacean with a hard, armadillo-like outer shell that rolls into a ball to protect itself-plays a pivotal role in our gardens and literature, says Harry Pearson
Last of the summer wine • As the warm September sun begins to wane, John Lewis-Stempel visits John Clare’s grave, where he laments the sad demise of Nature’s favourite son and wonders why the peasant poet’s genius was never fully appreciated during his lifetime
Just another day in paradise • The chatelaine of Meikleour has not only transformed her husband’s home, she’s also introduced a host of fisherwomen to the delights of the Tay, discovers David Profumo, as he joins Mrs Reel Life for a day in piscatorial heaven
The magic carpet goes electric • Specialising in cars so smooth you won’t spill your Champagne, Rolls-Royce was born for the all-electric market- and the Spectre is well worth the two-year wait, says Toby Keel
A few of my favourite things • The British chef headed The River Café for 15 years, earning its first Michelin star in 1997. In 2006, he opened his own Italian–Theo Randall at the InterContinental, and has branches in Hong Kong and Bangkok. A...