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.
Mrs Cate Rogers • Cate is a dairy farmer in the South Hams in Devon and an artist who recently graduated from Arts University Plymouth with a first-class-honours degree in painting, drawing and printmaking. Her artwork, which is inspired by the effects of climate change on the farmland around her, was shortlisted for the 2023 Freelands Painting Prize and Platform Graduate Award. Cate is married to Peter Rogers and mother to Joshua Rogers.
Ode to autumn
Town & Country
Town & Country Notebook
Letters to the Editor
Trouble in the Garden of England
What is culture worth?
The way we were Photographs from the COUNTRY LIFE archive
My favourite painting Greg Doran • Kitchen Maid with the Supper at Emmaus by Diego Velázquez
Crazy age • Thoughts from Planet Denial
A living fossil • St Bartholomew-the-Great, Smithfield, London EC1 This year, two connected institutions in the heart of London celebrate their 900th anniversary. In the first of two articles, John Goodall looks at their foundation story
Native breeds Highland
Season of mists and mellow artfulness • Vincent van Gogh painted it as olive trees buffeted by the wind, Claude Monet as frothing orange leaves, David Hockney as a triumph of woodland colours. Michael Prodger explores how autumn’s many beauties have long inspired artists
Sailing with the silver darlings • Sailing and fishing from a 30-ton boat with no engine, entirely subject to the whim of wind and tide, is no mean feat, says Joe Gibbs, as he joins the crew aboard St Vincent, a restored early 20th-century ‘Zulu’ herring drifter
On gossamer threads • Wreathing the land like an ethereal veil, mist turns valleys into an opal sea, coats moss with an emerald glow and wraps the tingle of the skylark into a wispy enigma. John Lewis-Stempel revels in its silvery beauty
Written in stone • From epitaphs to large-scale monuments, letter carvers can elevate even the most straightforward inscription to an elaborate work of art, says Catriona Gray
Sterling stuff • Silver jewellery is having a renaissance. Go bold and chunky, advises Hetty Lintell
A seafarer’s choice? • The Velvet Room at Ditchley Park, Oxfordshire, is decorated with a highly unusual silk. Annabel Westman offers a new interpretation of its imagery and purchase
Colour story • New paints, wallpapers and fabrics, selected by Amelia Thorpe
Fresh fields and pastures new • The racing world not only develops first-class runners, but also first-class property
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London Life Need to Know
The man who built COUNTRY LIFE • Edwin Lutyens gave London the Cenotaph, COUNTRY LIFE its offices and generations of children Nana, the Darlings’ dog in Peter Pan. Few men have made a greater mark on pre-war Britain than the architect who strode like a stork, reveals Carla Passino
Flights of urban fancy • To mark the upcoming 75th anniversary of the publication of Richard Fitter’s seminal book London’s Birds, Jack Watkins takes a look at the changing face of the capital’s avian population
After Christo • The gardens at Great Dixter,...